The Kerlin Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Paul Winstanley.
For this, the artist's first exhibition in Ireland Winstanley has produced an exceptional body of work that depicts very particular relationships between utopian modernist architecture and the rural landscape. In one large work we are presented with a serene, almost melancholic glimpse of a lake surrounded by woodland. In other works we glimpse a similar view but through the frame of a window, distanced by the glass wall of a highly ordered, empty interior or diffused by the veil of a large window.
Winstanley's painterly depictions are methodical and highly considered. As in the artist's earlier work the images are filtered through photography generating a subdued palette and a mysterious perspective. There is a sense of imposed order about these architectural spaces that when juxtaposed against the landscape offer as well as an atmosphere of abandonment or expectation a potential for reflection and meditation.
Winstanley has been exhibiting since the late 1970s and over the past decade he has had regular solo exhibitions in London, Paris, Munich and New York. His one-person exhibition 'Driven Landscapes' 1993 was at Camden Arts Centre in 1993. Another solo show, 'Annexe', in 1997-98, formed part of the Tate Gallery's Art Now series. He has participated in many group shows including the Whitechapel Open and the John Moores Exhibition, each on several occasions; 'Made in London' (1998) at the Musea di Electricade, Lisbon; 'Postcards on Photography' which toured Britain in 1998/99 ; and 'Landscape', which toured various venues in Germany, Russia and Italy in 2000.
His work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the collections of the Tate Gallery, the British Council, the European parliament, the New York City Public Library and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.