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.
When I was growing up I always wanted to be a hyperrealist, but when I finally did I was completely turned off by painting from photographs. It wasn’t the painstaking method of applying the paint, but rather it was just copying some mundane subject matter. So I turned to using software to create my painting references, and by doing that I was forced to create something from nothing. Through working in 3D modelling software I can literally create any subject matter imaginable, and by doing that over and over again I have naturally been allowed to find my own style. Over time I found something that truly excites me as an artist.
Pseudo means fake and in the world of CGI special effects, pseudorealism is a term used to describe any computer generated effects that seamlessly blend with the real world. So the apparent realism in my paintings is a fake realism presented as appearing to be real. My own style has evolved to become more and more abstract, I like to use mathematics, algorithms and a procedural workflow to create arrangements of geometric shapes. These arrangements are further brought to life by the lighting, the shadows, the materials and the colour scheme. As an artist I am also inspired by the early Russian avant-garde geometric abstract art movements such as suprematism and constructivism, modern avant-garde architecture and conceptual architectural design.
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.
Current gallery representation
Presently I am in discussions with Bernarducci Gallery in New York regarding possible representation.
Past gallery representation
Plus One Gallery – London – UK
Russeck Gallery – San Francisco – USA
Exhibitions – Competitions – Publications
2018 – Sold 5 images to Adobe
2018 – Interviewed for the very 1st issue of Hyperrealism magazine.
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
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. Please use the contact form to make any inquiries.