Paul Bennett is an established contemporary Fine Artist specialising in unique Figurative paintings. The paintings Bennett creates rely on drawing from memory to create finished work that is abstracted and more expressional than representational. He endeavours to generate a sense of intimacy and isolation while leaving the subject open to interpretation.
One of Bennett’s major concerns when painting the figure is to create a sense of intimacy between the viewer and the painting. He aims to create detached experiences whilst generating a sense of tension and awareness.
Bennett’s work is expressional at its core with a strong focus on mark-making and the way in which mark-making evolves. By using influenced but random mark making, Bennett fully utilises the unknowing direction the painting will take.
This notion of unconscious impulse, following one’s feelings, and the use of intuitive judgement are essential to the natural development of Bennett’s painting process. Infused with this, is the physical of layers of paint with the hope of forming a new sensation of layered repetition.