Paul Kindersley

Paul Kindersley (b. 1985, Cambridge, UK), graduated from Cambridge Regional College, before studying Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art & Design. Abundant in their otherworldly unfolding, Paul’s work takes up the mantel left by whimsical intellectuals, such as the Bloomsbury Group. Brought to life through drawing and performance, stage/script and video/film, Paul creates paracosm-like realities filled with absurdity, chance, and lashings of kitsch.







Select exhibitions include: Meander, Belmacz, London (2021); Don’t Let The Bastards Grind You Down, Skypark, Glasgow International (2021); BUMs, SKIP Gallery X DioHoria, Mykonos (2021); Galerie Sultana (2020); Ship of Fools, SKIP Gallery, Selfridges, London (2019); The Cambridge Show, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2019); Lignes de vies – une exposition de légendes, MACVAL, Paris (2019); Henry Darger Summer Camp, Arles (2019); Fake Fairy Fantasies, Belmacz, London (2018); Orlando… at the present timeThe Wolfson Gallery, Charleston, Lewes (2018); DRAG, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London (2018); Narrator, Relator & Stimulator Belmacz, London (2017); Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist/ Arika, Tramway, Glasgow (2017); Mad Cow (Life is Random, Why Not All The Rest?), SCAG Contemporary, Vienna (2017); Recasting, Museum of Classical Archeology, Cambridge (2016); Ill Meat, La Fonderie, Geneva (2016); Coming Into Being, Stockholms Universitet, Stockholm (2016); Chateau Double Wide, Glasgow International, Glasgow (2016); #TheBritishAreCumming, Kunstschlager, Reykjavik (2014); #ExtremeDream Makeover, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (2014); The Men of 73 & Friends, Centre For Recent Drawing, London (2011); She wanted his soul, but he could only give her his blood, Transition Gallery, London (2009).


Paul has had residencies at Guest Project Space, London (2016); Unilever, London (2015); Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballingskelligs, County Kerry (2014); The Beach Lookout, Alderburgh, Suffolk (2014). He was awarded The Transition Gallery Prize in 2009.


Paul has written and directed a feature film trilogy: The Burning Baby (2020); THE IMAGE; and Das Spiel Der Hoffnung (2017).


Paul lives and works in London.


  • portrait by Josh Redman

    portrait by Josh Redman

  • Nymph I

    Paul Kindersley

    Nymph I, 2018

    acrylic on canvas
    25.5 × 66cm

  • Saint Jerome & Saint Roch

    Paul Kindersley

    Saint Jerome & Saint Roch, 2020

    clay, slab built stoneware, underglaze, pigments, glaze
    28 x 10.5 x 6 cm

  • Lemon Eye and Apple Earring

    Paul Kindersley

    Lemon Eye and Apple Earring, 2020

    coiled stoneware, pigments, glaze
    21.5 x 22 cm

  • Dont Look Now: fucking myself (2 naked bodies)

    Dont Look Now: fucking myself (2 naked bodies), 2018

    vinyl banner

  • Vain Sketch II (from the Works & Pictures series)

    Paul Kindersley

    Vain Sketch II (from the Works & Pictures series), 2020

    ink on paper
    diptych. 29.7 x 21 cm (each)

  • Nymph Frieze I

    Installation View

  • Nymph Frieze III

    Paul Kindersley

    Nymph Frieze III, 2018

    acrylic and omnigraph crayon on canvas with eyelets
    92 × 295cm

  • Bucket Portrait

    Paul Kindersley

    Bucket Portrait, 2016

    found concrete, bone, and household paint
    25 × 28 × 7cm

  • Looking Into the Past

    Paul Kindersley

    Looking Into the Past, 2020

    press molded earthenware, glaze, raku fired
    3 x 13.5 cm

  • Loving you puts a song in my heart

    Paul Kindersley

    Loving you puts a song in my heart, 2017

    found ceramic
    16 × 20 × 14cm

  • Used Underpants

    Paul Kindersley

    Used Underpants, 2016

    acrylic on artist's underwear

  • Mild Peril

    Paul Kindersley

    Mild Peril, 2015

    4mins 59secs

  • Lady Hamilton's Attitudes

    Paul Kindersley

    Lady Hamilton's Attitudes, 2014

    7mins 2secs

  • The True Story of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll

    Paul Kindersley

    The True Story of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, 2014

    still from digital film
    3mins 52secs

  • Cloud Fascinator

    Paul Kindersley

    Cloud Fascinator, 2020

    thrown stoneware, pigments, glaze
    3 x 33 cm


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