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Paul Snell


Australia

64 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Launceston, Tasmania

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Works by Paul Snell

Flux # 202320

2023

Prints , Mixed Media

190 x 14 x 8cm

4789,00 €

Bleed # 202102

2021

Prints , Mixed Media

180 x 115 x 0.1cm

6833,00 €

Bleed # 202150

2021

Paintings , Digital Print

80 x 300cm

7709,00 €

Bleed # 202391

2023

Paintings , Mixed Media

90 x 60 x 8cm

4439,00 €

Bleed # 202351

2023

Paintings , Mixed Media

90 x 60 x 8cm

4439,00 €

Bleed # 202388

2023

Prints

80.01 x 59.94 x 7.87cm

4643,00 €

Bleed # 202318

2023

Prints , Digital Print

80.01 x 59.94 x 7.87cm

4643,00 €

Bleed # 202393

2023

Prints

180 x 115cm

6833,00 €

Bleed #202390

2023

Paintings , Glass

180 x 115cm

6833,00 €

Bleed #202332

2023

, Glass

180 x 115cm

6833,00 €

Paul Snell combines traditional and digital techniques to explore the possibilities of abstraction and minimalism in contemporary photo-media.  He lives and works in Launceston, Tasmania. Education Snell earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts at University of Tasmania in 1989, his BFA (Honors) from University of Tasmania in 1995, and his Masters of Contemporary Arts from the University of Tasmania in 2011. Technique Snell creates small production runs, printing each unique work in an edition of one to three. His process begins by capturing a location or an object. He then digitally “decodes” the visual information present in that image. After reducing and simplifying the colors and forms, he begins an intensive “re-coding” process, during which the reduced formal elements of the work evolve their own self-referential relationships within a new composition. This process blurs the boundary between “taking” and “making” a photograph. When the digital composition is complete, Snell converts it into a Chromogenic print using the Fujiflex printing system, which allows luminous, vibrant, colorful photographic printing onto metallic paper. The print is then mounted onto Plexiglass. Paul Snell’s recent works lure the viewer into a meditation on image saturation. The title of this exhibition, Visceral, brings the body back into the equation – not just the eye and brain, but the gut. These new works have emerged instinctively out of the artist’s process, and consequently, they grab the viewer viscerally, harnessing the senses and luring them around the composition into voids and points of tension. Inspiration The visual lexicon Snell has developed is informed by the Modernist history of painting, especially minimalism and hard edged abstraction.  Snell has described his artistic practice as a search for “sensory understanding of the physical object.”  His images are abstract, yet also declare a certain concrete recognition of their own material substance. Snell intends to create visually arresting works that allow viewers to enter into a contemplative, or even transcendent state. He achieves this through the deployment of rhythmic, harmonious visual structures such as concentric circular or linear patterns.  Color relationships and spatial realities are also of primary importance to Snell. The iconic presence of his works is due in part to the dynamism of the color relationships, in part to the architectonic-yet-open nature of his compositions, and in part to the vibrant, luminous qualities of the surfaces. Relevant Quotes Describing his work Snell has said, “These pieces are not representations of certain realities; they are their own reality. The absence of signs or objects invites the viewer to drift among primal and tonal aesthetic matter. The aim has been to immerse the viewer in color, rhythm and space, creating a sensory experience of inner contemplation and transcendence.” Exhibitions Snell has exhibited his work extensively throughout Australia and Tasmania, and selectively in the United States Collections His work is included in numerous public and private collections, including that of ArtBank, the Devonport Regional Gallery, the Burnie Regional Gallery, and the Justin House Museum.
Selected Solo Exhibitions 2018 Vanishing Point - Gallery 9, Sydney, NSW  2017 Mute - Colville Gallery, Hobart, Tas  Chromophilia - Gallery 9, Sydney, NSW The Liminal Space - Moonah Arts Centre, Hobart, Tas  2016 The Liminal Space - QVMAG, Launceston, Tas  Formal, Gallery 9 - Sydney, NSW  2015 Intersect, Colville Gallery - Hobart, Tas  Sectant - Gallery 9, NSW  Decoding Sydney - Gaffa, Sydney, NSW  2014 Shift - Colville Gallery Hobart, Tas  2013 Chromophobia - Colville Gallery, Hobart, Tas  Decoding New York - Edmund Pearce Gallery, Vic  Chromophobia - Rex Livingston Gallery, Sydney, NSW  Chromophobia - Jan Manton Gallery, Qld  2012 Afterimage -Devonport Regional Gallery, Tas  The Persistence of Vision - The Colour Factory, Melbourne, Vic  Codes and Convensions - Colville Gallery, Hobart, Tas  2011 Afterglow - 146 Artspace, Hobart, Tas   Selected Curated and Group Exhibitions 2018 Beyond The Field (Still) - Contemporary Art Tasmania, Tas  Colville gallery at West End Art Space, Vic  2017 SPEED: Mobility & Exchange – Academy Galley, Tas  There is no abstract art – Devenport Regional Gallery  2016 OP ART – Brenda May Gallery, NSW  2015 NEO-O-10 - Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Vic  Standback – Moonah Arts Centre, Tas  2014  AT_Salon_2, Anita Treverso Gallery, Vic  Perceptions of Space - Justin Collection, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Vic  The Art of Sound, Burnie Regional Gallery, Tas  2013 Balck Echo, Stephen Mclaughlan Gallery, Vic  Abstraction 12, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Vic  Factory 49 @ Stephen McLachlan Gallery, Stephen Mclaughlan Gallery, Vic  2012 NONOBJECTIVE_Present, 120 Langford Gallery, Melbourne, Vic   Art Fairs 2017 Den Fair, Vic 2014 Melbourne Art Fair, Vic 2013 Spectum Art Fair, New York, New York Art Hamptons, International Art Fair, New York
2015 Winner, Whyalla Art Award, South Australia Winner, Moreton Bay Art Award, Pine Rivers Gallery Brisbane 2012 Winner, Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat,Vic Winner, Tidal Art Prize, Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport