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 the style of hyperrealism with my main artistic influences coming from abstract art, especially the early Russian avant-garde movements. I take a fairly unique approach in that I first use 3D design software to create my compositions and those in turn are used as the reference for the oil paintings on canvas. In 3D software I start with a blank screen and over time I build, sculpt, add lighting, add materials and gradually fine tune the results into something that feels ready for me to paint.
My early works were all composed purely of geometric shapes and some sculptural forms. In 2018 I started adding the human figure into my compositions and this will be something I continue to explore more possibilities with for the foreseeable future. In my software I can use programming language which for instance allows the design process to be driven by the shape of the human form, the colour values etc. These are turned into numerical values which in turn can be used to drive the abstract shape building process. My paintings are non objective, I’m only interested in ways to create abstraction through experimentation and to bring that to life with my use of light, shadow, colour and form. My paintings in oils are completed using tried and tested, traditional oil painting methods to a high degree of finish. I like to think that my work is less about impressing through stark hyperrealism but rather about drawing people in through the abstract compositions.
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.
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
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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.