Paul Newman’s work shifts between landscape, the figure and abstraction. Recurring references include 18th c English landscape painting, classic monsters of the movies such as The Fly and the Ford Escort white van. His studio environment influences his imagery; peripheral residues that result from the creative process, such as daubing on the studio wall, creep into the finished works.
Born in 1973, Paul lives and works in Birmingham and is a visiting lecturer at Birmingham City University and Loughborough University. Solo exhibitions include Stage (2015) at mac birmingham and After the Flood (2014) at Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery, while group shows include Contemporary Drawings from Britain, Xi’an, China (2015), Marmite IV Painting Prize (2012-13), Rotate (2012) Contemporary Art Society in London, Painting Show (2011-12) at Eastside Projects, Birmingham and The Jerwood Drawing Prize (2004-05). Collaborative projects and two person shows include Babelling (2013) with David Miller and Ian Andrews and Solitary Natures (2008) with Matthew Krishanu at Lewisham Arthouse in London. Curatorial projects include Monster Club (2014) and The Secret Garden Project (2008) with Arlene Burnett and Leon Trimble.