Paul Housley

Paul Housley (b.1964, Stalybridge, UK), graduated with a BA in Fine Art at Sheffield City Polytechnic in 1986, and a MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in 1995. Deep in the formalities of oil paint, Paul’s work refracts his world and those phenomena that catch his eye. Reaped from the flow of our modernity, the social lives, histories, and restive objet de désir, pictured in Paul’s paintings recall those kaleidoscopic moments captured by the poetic M.G., Baudelaire’s modernist legend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select exhibitions include: The Poets Elbow, Belmacz (2020); Slow Painting, Hayward Gallery Touring, curated by Martin Herbert, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds (2019); The Player Becomes the Game, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver (2019); If I Was Your Girlfriend: A Jam, Belmacz, London (2018); Dice. Apple. Knife duo exhibition with Joel Tomlin, Sothebys, Stockholm (2018); Snooker Room, new jörg, Vienna (2017); Between Things, University of Chichester, Chichester, God & Sausages (curated by Maria Georgoula), Stoa Zerbini, Athens (2017); Awkward, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York (2017); Factory to Palace, Sid Motion Gallery, London (2016); Mini Bar, Farbvision, Berlin (2016); Journeys to the Interior, Belmacz, London (2015); Concrete/ Oblique, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen (2014), Fourth Drawer Down at Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (2014).Studio Stories, Galleria Bianca, Palermo (2014); They Bloom at Night, Belmacz, London (2013).

 

Paul lives and works in London.

Artworks

  • The Embracer

    Paul Housley

    The Embracer, 2020

    oil on canvas
    40 x 30 cm

  • Paint Bores

    Paul Housley

    Paint Bores, 2020

    oil on canvas
    154 x 244 cm

  • Concrete Poem

    Concrete Poem, 2020

    oil on canvas
    13 x 10 cm

  • Dr. Louche

    Paul Housley

    Dr. Louche, 2020

    oil on canvas
    50.5 x 40 cm

  • The Poets Elbow

    The Poets Elbow, 2020

    solo exhibition, Belmacz

  • Born Blue

    Paul Housley

    Born Blue, 2020

    oil on canvas
    51 x 41cm

  • Two Painters

    Paul Housley

    Two Painters, 2019

    oil on canvas
    120 x 100cm

  • The Player Becomes the Game

    The Player Becomes the Game, 2019

    solo exhibition, Monte Clark, Vancouver

  • The Player Becomes the Game

    The Player Becomes the Game, 2019

    solo exhibition, Monte Clark, Vancouver

  • Skull, Bulb and Mug

    Paul Housley

    Skull, Bulb and Mug, 2017

    oil on canvas
    26 x 30cm

  • Snooker Room

    Snooker Room, 2017

    solo exhibition, New Jörg, Vienna

  • Impossible Sleep

    Paul Housley

    Impossible Sleep, 2016

    oil on canvas
    18 x 13cm

  • Foot

    Paul Housley

    Foot, 2015

    bronze
    7 × 9.8 × 4.5cm

  • Lord of experience

    Paul Housley

    Lord of experience, 2013

    bronze
    30 × 25 × 33cm

  • They Bloom at Night

    Paul Housley

    They Bloom at Night, 2013

    solo exhibition, Belmacz

  • They Bloom at Night

    Paul Housley

    They Bloom at Night, 2013

    solo exhibition, Belmacz

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