Paul Mccloskey | Painting | International Artist Directory


Artist : Paul McCloskey

    Paul Mccloskey 1963 Wexford, Ireland
    Painting -- Figurative Abstraction (Contemporary)


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    Online gallery of Irish artist Paul McCloskeys distinctive mixed media paintings.

    In addition to Painting Figurative Abstraction Contemporary artwork, Paul Mccloskey also works in the following:
    Media: Mixed Media
    Genres: South Western

Paul Mccloskey Statement

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      In recent times Paul has been working in mixed media (Watercolour, ink and tempera). He likes the freedom of choosing any one or combinations of media. His aim is to highlight the aesthetic value of ordinary everyday subjects and to encourage the viewer to see afresh-everyday subjects of their environment. Paul is a figurative painter with a distinctive mixed media style. Colour plays a very important role in Paul's paintings, drawing the viewer into key areas of the painting.
      Paul believes the artist should stimulate and challenge the viewer to look and look again and to gain a sense of feeling or reality when viewing art. It seems pointless to him to have a language visual or otherwise in which nobody can understand or which is so personal to the artist that it is beyond another interpretation. He feels Painting as a visual medium should be visual and not require catalogues of text in order to be appreciated. The majority of people are relatively visually literate and if they trust their own instincts about what they are viewing they will find themselves quite capable of judging painting. He feels that an artist must remain true to him/herself and not just follow the fleeting fashions in the visual arts, in order to be in vogue as this further isolates the viewer, which encourages pretentiousness which is often associated with the arts. He welcomes the challenge of all subject matter that takes his interest, from portraits to landscape.

      Recently Paul has had considerable success with his portraits. His portraits are renowned for their striking likeness but with a distinctiveness and depth of their own, attempting to look beyond the superficial into the heart of the subject.

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    Created on: 09/06/2000
    Updated on: 12/21/2009

    Paul Mccloskey | Painting | International Artist Directory
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