Sevenoak’s artist Paul O’Brien opens his solo show ‘Ghosts’ at The St Julian’s Club Gallery this May. The exhibition predominantly features new work, which will be displayed for the first time. Paul’s atmospheric mixed media paintings incorporate a collage of text with layers of acrylic paint, to dramatic effect. One series in particular, uses as its focus wooden chairs which seem to fade into their environments.
The chairs are portrayed with human characteristics but their ghostly transparency allows the background to share the limelight.
An added dimension to Paul’s work is the use of typography, which brings the viewer closer to understanding the themes behind these abstract works.
One of the main attractions at this show will be the large format pieces including ‘The Shard’ – a metre square representation of London’s newest landmark. Paul’s ability to subtly bring a conceptual approach to modernist painting appeals to both lovers of traditional and contemporary art.
Paul O’Brien lives and paints in Sevenoaks and has exhibited in London and Kent, with pieces currently showing in group exhibitions in Japan and Italy.
Paul is also part of New York publication The New Collectors Book. Prints are available from Saatchi Online.
The exhibition opens on the 11th May through to the 6th June and entry is free to the public. For opening times please call The St Julian’s Club on 01732 458261, as the gallery is open subject to private bookings.