Exhibition

PRINUL PATEL

8 Dec 2011 – 14 Dec 2011

Hepsibah Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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Woodcuts - by PRINUL PATEL

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Prinul was born in Kenya in 1980, of Indian Heritage and moved to England at the age of 8. The mix of cultures and memories of a childhood in Africa remain a great inspiration for him in art and in life. The influences of these cross-cultural experiences are expressed in Prinul's work through his use of colour, texture and subject matter. He is sensitive to and always insatiably curious about different ways of life. This is reflected in his passion for travelling, which in turn has become the main source of his inspiration. His experiences of travel and linguistic diversity often inspire him to choose objects and subjects that define and describe these experiences. Painting, block printing and screen-printing are methods he is currently employing to transcribe his reflections about each experience. His work, he suggests, is a response to what he sees, feels and believes when interacting with the world, sometimes abstracting an emotion from nature or the built environment. Prinul is interested in both urban and natural landscapes, both physical and metaphysical. He is fascinated by opposites and the tensions which pull away from and towards each other at the same time- between light and dark, order and chaos, difference and similarity, internal and external, know and un-known. He often works to produce a series of inter-related pieces. Moving between the techniques of painting and printmaking allows him to explore the impact of multiple images and overlapping layers on varied surfaces. The ability to vary the scale of his image depending on what he is trying to express is an essential component of the process. Prinul enjoys having a starting point from which to develop an idea, as with each day, each task, each journey he makes both routine and different, he gathers up material, which makes him reflect and modify his thinking about the world and his place within it. The Hepsibah Gallery is honoured to welcome this artist to the Gallery.

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