a b o u t

Paul Morley

Born in Brighton, UK

Lives and works in Brighton, UK

STATEMENT OF WORK

 

Paul’s ceramic work is hand-built using slabbed construction methods. The sculptures are made from crank clay and fired to earthenware. They are decorated with various underglazes and glazes.

 
His work is developed from small 2D abstract collages and paintings. Paul tends to work instinctively from his 2D collages without any tight parameters on final outcomes, eliminating any preconceptions of 3D solutions until he is in the moment of making. Pauls work is concerned with the interchange between 2D and 3D abstractions.

 
Having previously had a career as a land surveyor for 20+ years, Pauls work took him to many unusual places; abandoned industrial sites, factories and farms that were dilapidated and in need of regeneration. Pauls interest in ‘objects’ was formed through seeing the concrete structures that had once carried or housed industrial machinery as pieces of sculpture in themselves. Many of these sites were also graffiti artist’s playgrounds which added colour to these now derelict monuments.

  
The work tends to be semi-architectural, based on his curiosity of soviet bus stops, lido diving platforms and pylons. Constructivist, Brutalist and Futurist movements inform his work, along with geometrical art, cubism and abstract expressionism.

 
Paul graduated in 2016 with BA (Hons) in 3D Design and Craft at University of Brighton. His ceramic work is handmade in his Brighton studio, mainly consisting of limited edition, one-off and non-functional sculptures for interiors.

Commission based work is available upon request. Please contact me for further details.

ExhibitionS

June 2016 - Graduation Show University of Brighton
July 2016 - New Designers, London
Sept 2016 - DesignersBlock, Oxo Tower, London
Feb 2017 - Zetter Hotel Foyer Exhibition, London
May 2017 - Present Tense Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
Sept 2017 - Decorex International, Syon Park, London
Dec 2017 - Milton House AOH, Brighton
May 2018 - Knoyle House AOH, Brighton
June 2018 - Fired At Phoenix, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
May 2019 - Art at Zerbs AOH, Brighton
June 2019 - Harriet Sylvestor Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
July 2019 - Makers Mark Exhibition, Cupola Contemporary Art Gallery, Sheffield
Oct 2019 - Emerge, Highgate Contemporary Gallery, London
Nov 2019 - Brighton Journal - Artist of the Month
Mar 2020 - Emerge, Highgate Contemporary Gallery, London (cancelled Covid19)

Oct 2021 - New Artist Fair, Truman Brewery, London

Mar 2022 - Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge