Paul Normansell: Eye of the Beholder at Distinction Gallery

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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 13 from 6-10pm
Exhibit Runs: June 13 – July 4

New solo show featuring the pop-art of internationally
acclaimed British artist, Paul Normansell.

Live Americana Music by Amanda Portela and Kenny Hill
Ciao Cupcake Truck (free cupcake with every purchase)
Open Studios featuring live creation by local artists
Stone Beer and Wine
and Great Conversation
This is a free event!

For more information, please visit distinctionart.com, or arthatch.org or call (760) 781-5779

Paul Normansell: Eye of the Beholder at Distinction Gallery

Normansell was born in 1978 in Birmingham, United Kingdom, into a working class family. He spent most of his schooldays paying little attention to the lessons and more time doodling.

It was at this stage that he began experimenting with circles and dots, which became prominent features in his later work. His art teacher Mrs. Kimble noticed his individual creative talent and quickly took him under her wing.

His keen interest in music was beginning to influence his work, and led to a prolonged phase of ‘visual sound’ imagery. “The foundation of my work originates from the relationship between art and music. I wanted to try and create a link between color, shape and sound. My abstract paintings are based on color studies exploring how colors can stimulate feelings, emotions within a person, the different meanings each color has, and it’s power to evoke a certain response from the viewer.”

A major step in Paul’s artistic evolution was the iconic portrait work, which entered the world of high fashion through on-trend images of ultimate desirability and unattainable perfection. High profile fashion assignments have included a range of portraits of supermodels Kate Moss and Agyness Deyn. The work caught the attention of major fashion brands after appearing in ultra-cool style journals.

GQ Magazine featured Normansell as the ‘Man of the Month’. In 2008… read more at DistinctionArt.com

 

Paul Normansell: Eye of the Beholder at Distinction Gallery

 

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