ROAR! Paul Oz solo show1. May - 29. Jun 14 / ended View Art Gallery
ROAR! opens with a private view on May 1st and runs to June 29th
ROAR! Paul Oz solo show
The story of how Paul Oz turned into an artist is all but conventional. Its been around a decade since Paul was looking for some kind of adornment for the walls of his new build flat, when suddenly decided to grab some paint and do it himself. Thanks to that, Paul discovered that he had the skill to make something he called ”a subjectively attractive looking mess’. His art searches the visual impact more than the virtuosity, but remains familiar at the same time. That’s because Paul Oz’ themes always resort to popular culture. Since that curious beginning, he combined his job with regular exhibitions and ended up building himself a name.
Now an internationally acclaimed Pop artist, Paul Oz is back to View Art Gallery. The magnitude of his work has become so transcendental that he deserved a solo show to present what is, literally, a beast of a work. Teaming up with the Bristol Zoo Gardens, Paul Oz introduces his new paintings inspired in some of the most awesome animals on Earth. These animals come to life in Paul Oz’ hands by using his distinctive technique, with a palette knife and oil paint. His intensely thick paint application, in places carved 2cm thick, gives his paintings an incredible 3D effect. He aims for them to cast their own shadows, further intensifying the charismatic quality of his art. Along with majestic mammals, reptiles and birds are shown in this exhibition to please any kind of animalistic taste, as well as surely leave the visitors open-mouthed.
However, in this significant event, we can not forget Paul’s most beloved passion, which is F1. Together with his paintings, Paul is showing his interesting sculptures recreating busts of animals but using an astonishing combination of materials, some of whose are taken straight from F1 cars.
For more information please contact Laura Martin - firstname.lastname@example.org or 05603 116 753
View Art Gallery, 159-161 Hotwells Road, Bristol, BS8 4RY, 05603 116 753.
View Art Gallery is a leading contemporary gallery offering one of the largest commercial gallery spaces in Bristol and the South West. View champion local artists and are passionate about high impact art with both aesthetic quality and emotional response.
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