NEW RELEASES: Paul Huxley
CCA GALLERIES is delighted to introduce world renowned artist PAUL HUXLEY and present 3 brand new limited edition silkscreen prints PROTEUS, ANIMA and ANIMUS.
globally for his large scale bold and dynamic paintings, Huxley’s
abstract work explores implied perspectives, combining stretched and
distorted ellipses and shapes with flat blocks of colour and linear
patterns to create dynamic illusions. He invites the viewer to unpick
the paintings and consider why such elements have been considerately
print with glazes and embossing
Edition size: 50
Image size: 690 x 690mm
Paper size: 840 x 850mm
Born in London in 1938, Huxley
attended Harrow School of Art from 1951 – 1956 before enrolling into Royal
Academy Schools at the age of 17. After extensive teaching experience he was
appointed Professor of Painting at the Royal College of Art in 1986 where many
now established artists such as Dino Chapman, Nigel Cook, Dexter Dalwood,
Andrew Grassie, Tracey Emin, Chantal Joffe and Chris Ofili were his students.
Upon finishing teaching in 1998 Huxley was elected Honorary Fellow and
Professor Emeritus. He lives in West London, sharing the same complex of
studios with Peter Blake and Ben Johnson.
Having grown up with the influence
of American culture, a significant turning point for the artist was in 1964
when he won a Peter Stuyvesant Travel Award which saw him travelling to
America. Spurred on by the excitement of experiencing the reality of life in
the New World, he was introduced to many of the leading American artists of the
period including Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Robert Motherwell, Helen
Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner and Jasper Johns, visiting their studios and forming
lifelong friendships with some.
In 1965 he was awarded the Harkness Fellowship which took him to New York, funding a two years residency and resulting in his first solo show there. He rented a 100ft x 25ft loft which enabled him to realise his ambitions of scaling up his paintings and developing his shapes and compositions. By deconstructing the traditional monocentric format of American abstract paintings of the time, he created his initial studies for his so-called ‘key series’ works, which were seminal to the development of the divided canvases that have characterised his work ever since.
Huxley has spent the last 5 decades exhibiting in group and solo exhibitions all over the world. Some of his most iconic commissions include sets and costumes for the Rambert Dance Company (1991), wall drawings for the entrances to Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (2001) and Charing Cross Hospital, London (2011) and a room in the Azerbaijan International Pavilion for the Venice Biiennale (2015). His most recent solo exhibitions have been in the David Richard Gallery, Santa Fé, New Mexico and the Mark Rothko Art Centre in Daugavpils, Latvia.
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