|Exhibition of Drawings by Paul Freud|
GGGallery is pleased to announce a Solo Exhibition of Drawings by Paul Freud. This is Paul’s first exhibition with GGGallery.
Working amongst the conceptually strong generation studying at Goldsmiths in the late 80s, alongside the likes of Hirst, Hume and Landy, Paul says; “Painting from life seemed the most radical thing I could do at Goldsmiths”. Pursuing the traditional portrayal of figures and heads formed a major part of Paul’s early artistic expression.
After a tragic studio fire in the late 90s, pained with memories of the stench of oil paint, canvases, turpentine and ashes, Paul began focusing on a period of mainly drawings. Yet to be categorised, the work is an abstract attempt to capture figurative emotion.
“Radically Traditional” – Dan Crowe, Vogue April 2006
Provokingly simple and filled with complexity, the drawings presented at this exhibition offer Paul’s insight into the paradox of contemporary society, and the deceiving comfort which we find in the realm of normality. This attempt to capture Paul’s reality is a detailed portrait, an attempt to recreate an image through presenting its universal properties. It is a provoking attempt which leaves no explanation. We are invited to share an intimate moment with the mind of Paul Freud in the realization of a thought.
To mark this exhibition, GGGallery has spent several months cataloguing the extensive work created by Paul, categorising it down into drawings, paintings, etchings and sculptures. For this exhibition, we have focused on presenting a selection of drawings. This show has been curated, and will subsequently be published in a catalogue for the show. No image of the work will be available prior to the show, but can be viewed by appointment at the gallery.
Paul Freud was born in Paddington, London in 1959; the first son of painter Lucian Freud and dress designer Katherine Margaret McAdam. Freud obtained a BA in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths (1995). Paul lives and works in London. He exhibited with Andrew Mummery in Shoreditch May 2006, solo exhibition at Drawing museum, Laholm, Sweden 2008 and Group show in June 2009 at Trinity Contemporary, London.
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