Approved: 16.08.2006

Paul Critchley

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts :
Perspective, its use and abuse, is at the core of my paintings, as can be seen from my paintings of interiors, such as 'Rauric 12', and in exteriors, both urban landscapes such as 'La Casa Blanca' and landscapes such as 'Early Summer'. 

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      Artist Statement

      Concepts :
      Perspective, its use and abuse, is at the core of my paintings, as can be seen from my paintings of interiors, such as 'Rauric 12', and in exteriors, both urban landscapes such as 'La Casa Blanca' and landscapes such as 'Early Summer'. 

      The definition of realism takes on a new meaning when the paintings are shaped in perspective because a 'realistic' painting in a square or rectangle relies on the acceptance by the viewer that they are looking at an illusion presented to them in an arbitrarily imposed shape. But when a painting is shaped to look like the object represented when seen in perspective, such as a painting of a door - which actually opens and closes like a real door - then the illusion of reality is intensified. Perhaps it would be more accurate to describe this increased realism as 'supra-realism'. 

      Time in a painting is a recurring theme; day and night might appear in the same picture or when a door / window is opened the same scene is revealed at a different time as in the painting 'Early Summer'. 

      Influences :
      Living abroad, local cultures, traditions and ... vino! 

      Career path :
      When I left college in 1982 I taught A Level art part time and quickly realised that I knew nothing - or no more than any other 22 year old. It was obvious that in order to teach someone something I had to get out of the academic circle and to live and paint in the outside world. I decided, therefore, that for my 'Post Graduate Qualification' the best thing would be to emigrate, and so in 1985 I went to live in West Berlin, when the wall was still very much in evidence. Since then I have travelled extensively throughout Europe, initially supplementing my income from painting with whatever part time work came along, but since 1991 I have been living solely from my painting. I regard the 800+ paintings executed in the past 30+ years as my post grad. qualification. During the term of my 'Post Graduate Course' I have been 'In Residence' in West Berlin, France (various locations), The Netherlands (various locations), Padova, Sienna, Altea, Moscow, Philadelphia, Miami Beach and New York. Latterly I was 'In Residence' in Barcelona and I am now in "residence" in central Italy. 

      CV & Education

      ART Education

      1978 - 79 St. Helens College of Art & Design (Foundation)

      1979 - 82 Coventry Polytechnic (B.A. Hons. Fine Art)

      'My Post Graduate Qualification' is best summed up under the banner "Survival Skills in the Art World - how to survive as an artist outside Academia", which I have done since 1985.

      Solo exhibitions

      2021

      Installation 'A Sense of Place' Galerie Michael Heufelder, Munich, Germany

      2019

      Installation 'A Sense of Place' Essenheimer Kunstverein, Germany

      Art Palm Beach, USA

      2018

      SCOPE Art Fair, Miami, USA

      2016
      'Artist of The Day'  Flowers Gallery, London

      Art Karlsruhe, Germany

      2015

      ART.FAIR Koln, Germany

      2014

      ART.FAIR Köln, Germany

      Br1 Centro Culturale, Montesilvano Colle, Italy

      2013

      SCOPE Basel, Switzerland

      2012

      A Sense of Place, Panorama Mesdag Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands

      2011 

      Inside Outside, Galerie TAKINU, Stuttgart, Germany

      Step Into the Picture: Paul Critchley, Gallery Oldham, Oldham

      2008

      Opening the door to Paul Critchley's paintings, Wendy J Levy Art Gallery, Manchester

      2007

      Prudential HQ, Prudential Corporation HQ, London

      2005

      New Paintings, Galerie Vieleers, Amsterdam

      2004

      On The Wall Art Fair, London

      2003

      Doors and Windows, Broadway Windows, NYU, New York

      Ahrend Kantoor Inrichten, Rijswijik, The Netherlands

      Galerie Maas, Rotterdam

      Kunstlicht in de Kunst (Museum of Artificial Light in Art), Eindhoven, The Netherlands

      1998

      Galeria Terraferma, Lerida, Spain

      1997

      Casa de Cultura, Alfaz del Pi, Spain

      Galeria D'Art Mar, Barcelona, Spain

      Palais des Congrès, Lourdes, France

      1996

      Galeria Asensi, Castellon, Spain

      Galeria Xauen, Granada, Spain

      Zahn Art, Grimma, Germany

      1995

      Object Art Enterprises, Brisbane, Australia

      1994

      Haus Havemann, Lüneburg, Germany

      1993

      Galeria Casar, Alicante, Spain

      1991

      La Galeria, Fontvieille, France

      1990

      Hall Richards Gallery, London

      1989

      Galerie Rath, Köln, Germany

      1988

      Galerie Rath, Köln

      1987

      Haus Hildener Kunstler, Hilden, Germany

       

      Two Man Exhibitions

      2019    Galerie Späth, Coburg ; with Antal Sprok

      2011    Drumcroon Gallery, Wigan ; with Patrick Hughes

      2006    Dutch-Art.nl, Rotterdam; with Marcel Warmenhoven

      2005    McHardy Coombs, London; with Antonio Lopez Reche

      2000    Palais des Congrès, Lourdes; with Harold Critchley

      1999    Galeria D'Art Mar, Barcelona; with Harold Critchley

      1994    Galerias del Este, Valencia; with Artur Duch i Puig

      1993    Galerias del Este, Valencia; with Artur Duch i Puig

      1985    White Space Gallery, London; with Michael Downs

      Art Fairs

      2022

      KunstRAI, Amsterdam

      2021

      'Lets Meet Again', Naarden (NL)

      Art Laren (NL)

      Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam

      2018

      SCOPE, Miami

      2017

      Rotterdam Contemporary Art Far

      2016

      Art Karlsruhe (Solo show)

      2015

      SCOPE, Basel

      ART.FAIR, Köln (Solo show)

      2014    

      SCOPE, Basel

      2013    

      TEFAF, Maastricht

      ART.FAIR, Köln (Solo show)

      ArtHelsinki

      Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm

      Art 2013, Utrecht

      2012    

      Affordable Art Fair, Rome

      ArtHelsinki

      Affordable Art Fair, Milan

      2010    

      Primavera 2010, Ahoy Rotterdam

      Kunstsalon, Eindhoven

      2007    

      Art Santa Fe

      ArtDC, Washington DC   

      Art Miami

      Palm Beach Contemporary Art Fair

      Los Angeles Art Show

      Lineart, Gent, Belgium

      2006    

      Art London

      Holland Art Fair, The Hague

      2005

      Manege, Moscow

      Marb Art, Marbella, Spain

      2004    

      Art Manege, Moscow

      Manchester Art Show

      2003    

      Art Miami

      ArtExpo, New York

      A.F.A., Rosmalen, Netherlands

      2002    

      Art Miami

      2001    

      Art Miami

      KunstRAI, Amsterdam

      InterArt 01, Valencia

      2000    

      S.O.F.A. Chicago

      KunstRAI, Amsterdam

      Art Manege, Moscow

      Holland Art Fair, The Hague   

      1999    

      KunstRAI, Amsterdam

      ArtExpo, Barcelona

      InterArt 99, Valencia

      Grantique, Rotterdam

      1998    

      Art Manege, Moscow

      ArtExpo, Barcelona

      InterArt 98, Valencia

      1997    

      ArtExpo, Barcelona

      InterArt 97, Valencia

      1996    

      Arte+Sur, Granada

      ArtExpo, Barcelona

      InterArt 96, Valencia

      1995    

      Arte+Sur, Granada

      Plur Art, Murcia, Spain

      InterArt 95, Valencia

      1994    

      InterArt 94, Valencia

      InterArt 94, Toulouse

      1985  

      International Contemporary Art, London  

      Group exhibitions

      2017

      Personal Structures (57° Biennale di Venezia), European Cultural Centre, Venice

      2016
      'Artists of The Day'  Flowers Gallery, London

      2015

      Museo Vittoria Colonna, Pescara

      XLII Premio Sulmona

      2014

      Museo Vittoria Colonna, Pescara

      XLI Premio Sulmona

      Satura Art Gallery, Genova

      2013

      Galerie Alain Blondel, Paris

      Premio Internazionale Lìmen Arte, Vibo Valentia, Italy

      De Twee Pauwen, The Hague

      40° Premio Sulmona, rassegna internazionale d'arte contemporanea

      2012

      L'immaginario e la Forma, MUMI - Museo Michetti, Francavilla al Mare

      Pescarart 2012, Museo d'arte contemporanea Vittoria Colonna, Pescara

      Vagiti Ultimi, Palazzo dei Duchi D'Aquaviva, Atri

      2011

      Mixed Exhibition, Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art, Manchester

      2010

      10th Anniversary Exhibition, Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art Gallery, Manchester

      Cork Street Open Charity Exhibition, London 

      Entre Reve et Réalité, Galerie Honingen, Gouda

      Lisa Sharpe Contemporary Art at One Alfred Place, London

      Paul Critchley, Massimo di Febo & Luciana di Nino, Mediamuseum, Pescara, Italy

      Meesterlijke Miniaturen, Galerie Honingen, Gouda

      Victoria Mills Arts Centre, Congleton, Cheshire 

      2009

      32nd Small Works, Washington Sq. East Galleries, New York Steinhart University

      Alive & Kicking, Galerie Dutch-Art.nl, Rotterdam

      Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, London

      Manchester Academy Of Fine Arts 150 Years, Portico Library & Art Gallery, Manchester

      Mixed Show, Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art, Manchester

      Galerie Honingen, Gouda

      2008  

      Off The Edge, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco

      Paintings and Sculpture, Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art Gallery, Manchester

      Zomersalon, Galerie Lamber, Valkensvaard, The Netherlands

      2007

      The Discriminating Eye, Ashton Central Art Gallery, Ashton-under-Lyne

      Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art, Manchester

      2006

      Britishness (Curated by Another Product), Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester

      Paintings by Paul Critchley & Sculptures, Galerie Lamber, Valkenswaard

      Het Fenomeen Panorama, Museum Panorama Mesdag, The Hague

      Selective Eye, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley

      Sintesi, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (CCCB), Barcelona, Spain

      2005

      Art Mar, Biennal de la Mediterrania, Drassanes Reials I Museu Maritim de Barcelona 

      Het Culturele Seizon, Galerie Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands 

      Libertad y Diversidad, Galera Lecrin, Granada, Spain

      Paintings & Gardens, The Solomon Gallery, Dublin

      Sefton Open Exhibition, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport

      Sintesi, Centre de Cultura Contempornia de Barcelona (CCCB)

      Summer Collective, Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art Gallery, Didsbury, Manchester

      Zomersalon, Galerie Lamber, Valkenswaard

      2004

      Fragmenten: "Eigentijds Surrealisme", Dutch-Art.nl, Rotterdam

      Independents 04, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool

      Net Echt!, Galerie Lambèr, Valkanswaard

      Galerie Maas, Rotterdam

      Sefton Open, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport

      Selecció d'Obra, annual, Various Municipal Venues, Barcelona

      Winter Exhibition, Galerie Honingen, Gouda

      2003

      Portals Ltd, Chicago

      Galerie Maas II, Rotterdam

      Fragmenten Architectuur, Dutch-Art.nl, Rotterdam

      2002

      Michelle Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, 3 person exhibition

      Veer Palthe Voûte n.v. Gouda, Netherlands

      Travelling Exhibition in The United Arab Emirates : 

              The Sharjah Art Museum

              Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation 

              Al Ghur Air City, Dubai

      2001

      IR - Art Gallery, Moscow

      Artipico, Schiedam, The Netherlands

      Portals Ltd, Chicago

      2000

      Galeria Lecrin, Almuñecar, Spain

      Galerie Maas, Rotterdam

      MAFA. Portico Library & Art Gallery, Manchester

      1999

      Galeria Acanthus, Madrid

      Ir Art Gallery, Moscow

      Galerie Maas, Rotterdam

      Galerie, Becerril de la Sierra, Madrid

      1998

      Galerie Alain Blondel, Paris (annually until 2005)

      Stadt Galerie Unterm Turm, Stuttgart, Germany

      Galerie Maas, Rotterdam

      Centre Cívic Pati Llimona, Barcelona

      1997

      The Solomon Gallery, Dublin (annually 1997-2002)

      XIV Nacional de Pintura "Villa de Teulada",  Spain

      Galerie Municipale Chatálet, Chalon sur Saône 

      1996

      Niagara Art and More, Dusseldorf

      Lecrin Arte, Almuñecar, Spain

      Galerie Célia B. Guedj, Lyon

      Galeria D'Art Mar, Barcelona (annually until 1998)

      63º Salon d'Otoño, Madrid :  Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores.

      1995

      Sammer Gallery, Marbella

      Sammer Gallery, Segovia 

      XII Nacional de Pintura, "Villa de Teulada"

      15º Exposiciõn de Pequeño Formato, Aranjuez

      Galerias del Este, Valencia, Spain

      62º Salon d'Otoño, Madrid :  Asociación Española de Pintores y Escultores

      1994

      XI Premio Nacional de Pintura, "Villa de Teulada"

      Sammer Gallery, Madrid

      Casino Costa Blanca, Villajoyosa, Spain

      1993

      Premio Nacional de Pintura, Villa de Teulada, Spain

      Warehouse Gallery, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

      El Mar, Atelier Uno, Javea, Spain

      1992

      Galeria Arrabal, Callosa d'Ensarria, Spain (annually until 1998)

      1991

      Leicester Collection for Schools & Colleges

      Telemarket, Italy

      Concours de Peinture "Ville de Tarascon"

      1990

      Galerie Rath, Cologne

      Kunst Kabinett, Baden Baden, Germany

      1989

      Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

      Marijke Raaijmakers, Grubbenvorst, Netherlands

      Gallery Suzanne Biederberg, Amsterdam

      Galerie P.A.O. Cologne

      1987

      Alwin Gallery, London

      1986

      Aqualeria Galerie, Eygaliére, France

      4th International Salon des Arts, Bedarieux

      1985

      Colin Jellicoe Gallery, Manchester

      1984

      Leicester Collection for Schools & Colleges

      Colin Jellicoe Gallery, Manchester

      Open Drawing '84, White Space Gallery, London

      1983

      Leicester Collection for Schools & Colleges

      1982

      MAFA Annual Open, Various Municipal Galleries, Greater Manchester (annually until 2011)

      Stowells Trophy, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, London

      Open 82, Herbert Museum & Art Gallery, Coventry

      1981

      Stowells Trophy, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, London

      1980

      ICA New Contemporaries, The Mall Galleries, London

      1979

      Northern Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

       

      Private commissions

      2012- Pixie's Garden, Private House, Basel

      2006 - The Music Room, Private House, The Hague

       

      Corporate commissions

      2009 - 10 paintings commissioned for the P&0 cruise liner 'Azura',

      2006 - 24 paintings commissioned for the cruise liner P&O 'Ventura'

      2005 - 5 paintings commissioned for the cruise liner 'The Enchantment of the Seas', Royal Caribbean International

       

      Competitions, prizes and awards

      2013

      Premio Internazionale Lìmen Arte, Foreign Artist Prize

      2005

      The People’s Prize (MAFA) Gallery Oldham

      2003

      XXV Concurs de Pintura, Malgrat de Mar, Spain

      IX Premi Pintura Daniel Bas, Rubí, Spain

      1998

      The People’s Prize (MAFA) Bury Art Gallery

      1997

      XIV Premio Nacional de Pintura - Villa de Teulada (2nd Prize) Spain

      1993

      X Premio Nacional de Pintura - Villa de Teulada (2nd Prize) Spain 

      1985

      Marks & Spencer's Prize, Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester

      1984

      Manchester Academy Prize

      Citibank Prize

      Granada Foundation Award, Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester

      1982

      Stowell's Trophy, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, London 

       

      Other

      2014 - 100% Optical Trade Fair, London

      2011 - Symposium Alanica, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania

      2007 - Symposium Alanica, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania 

      2005 - Artists & Illustrators Exhibition, Business Design Centre, London

       

      Collections

      Collection Berrak & Nazih Barut, Istanbul

      Barry Friedman Ltd, New York

      Ministry of Culture, Vladikavkaz, RNO-Alania, Russia

      Museum Tugenov, Vladikavkaz

      Smith & Williamson, London

      Old Mutual, London

      Tempest-Radford Ltd., London

      Baker & McKenzie, Amsterdam

      PGGM, Zeist, Netherlands

      Veldhuizen Beens v/d Castel, Amersfoort, Netherlands 

      Océ - Canon, Venlo, Netherlands

      Océ - Canon, Brussels

      WS Vlietland, Netherlands

      Govers Nustelling Notarissen, Capelle a/d Ijssel, NL

      K.U.S. Rotterdam

      Middelhart B.V. Maasluis, Netherlands

      Nieuw Amsterdam Management B.V. The Hague

      Vereenigde Patent Attorneys, The Hague

      Artipico, Schiedam, Netherlands

      Vibo Valentia Chamber of Commerce, Italy

      Municipal collection, l’Alfàs del Pi, Spain

      Municipal collection, Teulada, Spain

      Municipal collection, Rubí, Spain

      Municipal collection, Tarascon, France

      Municipal collection, Hilden, Germany

      Leicester Education Authority

       

      Publications

      2012 

      Monograph A Sense of Place. Exhibition Catalogue for Panorama Mesdag Museum, introduction by the director Marijnke de Jong.

      ISBN 978-90-5594-280-0

      2011

      Respective Perspectives. Catalogue of exhibition with Patrick Hughes in Drumcroon Gallery.

      ISBN 978-09-5245-371-0

      2006

      Monograph Paintings, with introductions by : Patrick Hughes, artist, Marjan Ruiter, director of ‘Kunstlicht in de Kunst Museum’ Eindhoven & Prof. José Carlos Suárez, art critic 

      ISBN 0-9524537-0-3

      1996 

      Monograph Paul Critchley published by SAMMER 

      ISBN 84-922010-0-2

       

      ebooks

      Monograph A Sense of Place. Exhibition Catalogue for Panorama Mesdag Museum

      http://issuu.com/anotherartgalleryltd/docs/paul_critchley_-_a_sense_of_place___4fc62051e98fa9

      Respective Perspectives. Catalogue of exhibition with Patrick Hughes in Drumcroon Gallery.

      http://issuu.com/anotherartgalleryltd/docs/respective_perspectives

       

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