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Paul Ki-Kydd

Now essentially a landscape painter though trained as a sculptor many years ago, Paul is interested in how the eye reads surfaces, comprehends depth, and interprets the details that create a visual space.

In both his drawings and paintings he often builds up surfaces then proceeds to destroy them leaving trace details that hint of the layers being used to deceive the eye into reading the illusion of depth.  This process may include painting over, rubbing out or scratching with a sharp knife and sandpaper to allow the materials used to “do the work”.

It is the incidentals of this working method that create the image, edges of raised paper, smudges of colour, bits of eraser dust: the physical results that the eye reads. Perhaps then he is not so far from his sculptural roots.

'Five Stones' (Stream in Sutton Park)

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