Paul Lemmon

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Joined Artfinder: Jan. 2014

Artworks for sale: 34

United Kingdom

About Paul Lemmon

 
 
  • Biography
    Paul is a self-taught painter who studied and worked as a designer before committing to painting full-time. Based at Wimbledon Art Studios in Earlsfield, South West London, Paul works from his own photography acquired whilst soaking up the culture and colour of city life. Painted very rapidly with vigorous strokes of oil paint and vivid colour, his work is characterised by unusual angles and ruthless cropping – the overall effect being that of a seductive, cinematic urgency.

    Paul’s subject matter is inspired in part by the work of photographer William Eggleston and his ‘snap-shot aesthetic’. As such there is a distinctive voyeuristic impression in Paul’s work, reflecting, perhaps, contemporary obsessions with the hidden camera; his energetic painting technique embodies the sense of spontaneity and vibrancy of the scenarios depicted. “What interests me most,” he asserts, “is conveying atmosphere and mood rather than individual people or locations. I want the viewer to feel immersed in my paintings, to feel a sense of physical presence and to be left to imagine their own characters and narratives in what they’re seeing.”

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  • Awards

    2009

    RK Harrison Award

    This was a £5000 award as part of the National Open Art Competition
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Awards

2009

RK Harrison Award

This was a £5000 award as part of the National Open Art Competition

There are no upcoming events


 

Biography

Paul is a self-taught painter who studied and worked as a designer before committing to painting full-time. Based at Wimbledon Art Studios in Earlsfield, South West London, Paul works from his own photography acquired whilst soaking up the culture and colour of city life. Painted very rapidly with vigorous strokes of oil paint and vivid colour, his work is characterised by unusual angles and ruthless cropping – the overall effect being that of a seductive, cinematic urgency.

Paul’s subject matter is inspired in part by the work of photographer William Eggleston and his ‘snap-shot aesthetic’. As such there is a distinctive voyeuristic impression in Paul’s work, reflecting, perhaps, contemporary obsessions with the hidden camera; his energetic painting technique embodies the sense of spontaneity and vibrancy of the scenarios depicted. “What interests me most,” he asserts, “is conveying atmosphere and mood rather than individual people or locations. I want the viewer to feel immersed in my paintings, to feel a sense of physical presence and to be left to imagine their own characters and narratives in what they’re seeing.”

 
 
 
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