January 3, 2017 at 9:56 am  •  Posted in A new way, Art, Blog, Campaigning for change, Creativity, News by  •  0 Comments

 

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Interview with Artist, Paul Ormerod who is showing his latest work at ‘The David Wright’ Gallery at Artsmill, Hebden Bridge.

Preview date Sunday 15th January 2pm to 4pm

January 18th – February 5th 2017.

How would you describe your art ? 

I was born in 1945 and had a typical Post War upbringing.

 

What do you base your work on and where do you get your inspiration from? 
 
I attended the local Secondary Modern School and left at 15 to work in the mines. I later retrained to be a builder specialising in stonemasonry.

I attended evening classes at Burnley College of Art and life drawing at Hebden Bridge, that I continue, at present in Todmorden.

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What do you base your work on and where do you get your inspiration from? 
 

Art offers an extensive number of directions, leaving openings for endless techniques and numerous methods, all of which are extensively catalogued. I, by my nature, am driven to expressionism. 

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Describe what your exhibition is about?  Is it a collection of your work or is it based on something?
 
 
A lot of my artwork has developed from years of frustration, dealing with petty minded bureaucrats.
My paintings ,some didactic, some cynical are painted in the expressionist manner but devoid of the heavy line and thick impasto, using pictorial content and symbolism  as an alternative, some work is deliberately provocative with the intention of engaging the viewer to question their own psyche – thus leaving questions unanswered or inconclusive.
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Many of the sociological changes in history have been recorded by artists, exposing a glimpse into their own private lives.
 
Along with the paintings and drawings are several stone and relief carvings, some you may recognize from Da Vinci’s sketches.
 
The stone carvings and stencils are produced from a totally different thought process, that I would regard as more appertaining to a craft.
(C) Interview with Fiona Love from The Factoryline.
Paul Ormerods exhibition

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