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PAUL WADSWORTH - Memories of India and the Art of Performance
PAUL WADSWORTH - Memories of India and the Art of Performance Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
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Travel and performance have played a major part in my life and in the development of my work.

Extensive travels in the Middle East became and remain a major influence on my work and more recently journeys in India have become an important source for the story telling in my painting; the colour and chaos, the sacredness and serenity, the beauty and the profane.

Working on canvases back in the studio in Cornwall, there is a constant flow of memories of India, a place that, like many other artists, I have come to love. I paint whilst travelling; keeping sketchbooks of quick observational drawings to place the scene in my head, for the colours, sounds and smells to be recalled later. My process is to work on a number of canvases at the same time. Starting with no specific idea, the paintings grow as the story emerges from the paint. I tend to move backwards and forwards from one painting to another finding colours that work, creating a rhythm throughout. I am looking forward to travelling and painting more extensively in India in the coming year.

Performance of all kinds has always been a passion. I have, for many years, been involved with performing in bands and love the energy of a live event, be it the time spent backstage or out front. Through my painting and performing I have been involved with festivals over many years, watching and sometimes participating and I have built up a catalogue of images and memories from all manner of performers, from circus, burlesque, dance, theatre, music, street entertainers to the essence of carnival. The paintings that emanate from these experiences are sometimes taken from life or are the recollections of the event.

For some years I have been working on the continuing Black Cloth project that deals with people’s inner performer. Posing in a black cloth in the studio participants are free to be and to do whatever they feel, producing some great performance and theatre from which I produce paintings.

Recently I have been painting live on stage to a performance of David Bowie songs. The event, called the Bowie lounge, involves theatre, dance and music. My response is to the theatrical and to the images from the lyrics of the songs. Performance can mean many things, the actor, the singer or the inner performer that I believe we all have within us.

Of course India is a great place for performance. I spent one amazing evening watching and drawing dancers from Rajasthan, the movement, sounds and colours exploding in my head. A wonderful memory.

Paul Wadsworth April 2017

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oil on canvas
140 x 140 cm
  Sun Umbrellas
oil on canvas
140 x 140 cm
 
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oil on canvas
127 x 127 cm
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oil on canvas
126 x 126 cm
 
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oil on canvas
126 x 126 cm
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oil on board
120 x 120 cm
 
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oil on canvas
120 x 120 cm
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oil on canvas
120 x 120 cm
 
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oil on board
120 x 120 cm
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oil on board
120 x 120 cm
 
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Red Dress
oil on board
120 x 120 cm
  Red Lipstick and Top Hat
oil on board
120 x 120 cm
 
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oil on board
120 x 120 cm
  The Trapeze
oil on canvas
102 x 102 cm
 
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oil on canvas
102 x 102 cm
  The Art of Tease
oil on canvas
102 x 102 cm
 
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oil on canvas
102 x 102 cm
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oil on canvas
102 x 102 cm
 
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The Circus Master
oil on board
100 x 71 cm
Drumming and Dance
oil on canvas
80 x 80 cm
First Performance
oil on board
100 x 71 cm
Stage Entrance
oil on canvas
100 x 71 cm
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oil on canvas
73 x 73 cm
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oil on canvas
70 x 70 cm
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oil on canvas
70 x 70 cm
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oil on canvas
60 x 70 cm
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oil on canvas
60 x 60 cm
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oil on canvas
60 x 60 cm
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oil on canvas
60 x 60 cm
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oil on canvas
61 x 61 cm
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oil on canvas
60 x 60 cm
Red Curtains
oil on canvas
60 x 60 cm
Red Shoes
oil on canvas
60 x 60 cm
The Harem
oil on canvas
60 x 60 cm
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oil on canvas
60 x 60 cm
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oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm
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oil on canvas
51 x 46 cm
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oil on canvas
60 x 40 cm
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oil on canvas
40 x 40 cm
Sunset
oil on canvas
40 x 40 cm
Sleeping Elephant
oil on canvas
40 x 40 cm
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oil on canvas
40 x 40 cm

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