Information about Paul Corfield, his art, biography, statement, purchasing and private commissions.
Biography & Artist Statement
My name is Paul Corfield and I currently live on the south coast of the UK.
I paint in a style called Pseudorealism that I have been developing since around 2001, although I first experimented with it sporadically in the late 1990’s. When I turned professional in 2002 my first oil paintings were in the style of traditional photorealism and these were based upon my own film or digital camera photography. After completing a small number of paintings I soon started looking for ways to take the movement forward and to see what was possible beyond just using a physical camera. I wanted much more control over how I could develop as an artist and so I switched to creating paintings that were based upon my own complex computational designs. This style of CGI realism has become known in the movie industry as pseudo-realism. Beyond painting realistically, my visual style is greatly inspired by the early Russian avant-garde modern art movements such as suprematism and constructivism, modern avant-garde architecture, conceptual architectural design and modern sculpture.
Within this website I show two galleries of my work. One covers selected works painted between 2001 and 2006, while the other covers recent work. The reason for that is in 2005 my wife became disabled and she could no longer work. So I became her full time carer and with a young family to support it was best for us that I stopped painting and sought out regular income. Thankfully, things are somewhat normal now and I have been able to return to developing my ongoing style.
Purchasing paintings from this website
Please use the contact form to make any inquiries regarding purchasing or for any other information you may have about my work.
I am happy to undertake commissions if they fit within the style of work that you see within this website. This can be pseudo-realism, photorealism, hyperrealism or variants of. Please use the contact form to make any inquiries.
Past gallery representation
Plus One Gallery – London – UK
Russeck Gallery – San Francisco – USA
Exhibitions – Competitions
2016 – Aesthetica Art Prize – Longlisted for the top 100 and exhibited via video screens at the Aesthetica gallery show in York.
2016 – Luxembourg Art Prize – The selection committee’s response – Your truth is your ability to see things. Your work is very intelligent. Persevere and keep going in the same direction!
2015 – I was selected to hang work at the Royal Institute Of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London, UK
2014 – I was selected to hang work at the Royal Institute Of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London, UK
2014/2015 – Art Renewal Centre – International ARC Salon – finalist
2013/2014 – Art Renewal Centre – International ARC Salon – finalist
2006 – Affordable Art Fair in London – Plus One Gallery
2005 – London Art Fair – Plus One Gallery
2005 – Affordable Art Fair in London – Plus One Gallery