1301PE is pleased to announce its third exhibition with the preeminent British painter Paul Winstanley. For more than a decade, Winstanley has created paintings that challenge our way of seeing.
Winstanley speaks directly to our human condition in a post-war period. His paintings are familiar places built in a time of hope for a future of social order and prosperity. These walkways, waiting rooms, TV lounges, highway service stations, lobbies are the in between places. They are the places we donâ€™t think about on our way to utopia. They are often the uncared for space in our world, yet, in fact, they are the transitional space which shift our paradigm. Winstanley's paintings are of the here and now. They demand that we are present. We enter them first visually, then psychologically, and then physically.
For the current exhibition, he presents us with two florescent-lit pedestrian walkways and a veiled view to nature. Here he is at him most minimal and severe as the paintings lure us in.
Paul Winstanley was born in 1955 in Manchester, England; he works and lives in London. His recent exhibitions include Roche Court, the Kerlin Gallery, Dublin and Gallerie Munro, Hamburg. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Gallery, the British Council, the European Parliament, the New York City Public Library and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.