Preston Paperboy: LONELY CROWDED Locations
17th Nov – Dec 3rd 2022
4 Denman Location
Ham Yard Village
Modern artist Preston Paperboy will start his latest exhibition ‘Lonely Crowded Spots’ with leading modern day artwork gallery Reem Gallery in Ham Garden, Soho from 16th November – 3rd December 2022.
Nathan Preston, who will work under the pseudonym Preston Paperboy, examined art at university ahead of finding out for a degree in architecture at the College of Brighton. Right after a 10 years of doing work as an architect, and painting on the facet, portray turned his working day occupation – in aspect many thanks to social media, exactly where quite a few galleries and collectors found the do the job that he was generating and submitting in the evenings after developing properties all through the working day.
Paperboy’s exclusive style blends the pragmatic composition of photorealism with a heady blend of abstract expressionism. The carefully composed performs utilise many mediums (charcoal, oil pastels, oil paints) to layer facial options, text, and motifs, and create a narrative that is motivated by road artwork, pop lifestyle, and the artist’s personal ordeals with psychological disease.
Referred to as his ‘second signature’, the ‘Smiler’ emblem is showcased on all operates. The face’s upside-down smile and single tear are a nod to his past and ongoing activities with melancholy, the $$ eyes are a reminder to not enable prosperity or fame cloud his vision as an artist, and the three lines about the head are a image of the mild and peace he’s located on his creative journey.
His inventive observe uncovered its roots in using the act of portray as a time of meditation and grounding. His meticulously honed draughtsmanship nods to his technological teaching and motivation to attain a amount of perfection inside of his perform. This is contrasted with the unfastened and textured arrangement of symbols and textual content (normally prepared backwards to make it far more of a visible practical experience for the viewer).
Owning exhibited in Hong Kong, Atlanta, and Miami, among other towns, he is returning to London to clearly show his new assortment titled ‘Lonely Crowded Places’ at Reem Gallery Soho, in Ham Yard Village.
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