Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Paul Doran - Urban Abstract Painter

         When I saw his work on our facebook page for the first time, one big question comes to my mind. I do not know how to transform it into words. However, a combination of lines and colors that he uses is really unique and harmonious. I just wonder about the purpose of the style he has. And finally I had the opportunity to know more about this artist, not only about himself but also about the style that he brought into the world of art. Here he is....

Name             : Paul Doran
City/Country   : Belfast / studying in Liverpool
Email              : paul-doran@hotmail.com
Facebook       : Paul Doran - Fine Artist
Bio                 : 

I am an articulate, presentable and highly motivated graduate of Fine Art.  Now studying a Masters in Creative Practice. I am 24 years old From Belfast in Northern Ireland, moved to Liverpool to study In Liverpool Hope University in 2008. I recently won the Wynn Vivian Purchase Prize 2011 Liverpool.  Interested in architecture and abstract expressionism. Having  found my own personalised form of urbanised abstract painting, I am currently exploring with my Masters. 

Interview with Paul Doran...
-       How long have you been an artist?
     Been an artist all my life however in the past 3 years I have taken it seriously.

-       Is being an artist a full-time career for you?
     Yes, it certainly is. 

-   Tell me about your work? What are you currently working on?
     I am studying a masters so my work is focused around the topic of control and spontaneity. I am exploring and investigating different styles on paper and sketchbooks, prints however I am constantly working on urban landscapes. 

-       What was your inspiration?
The world inspires me because there is so much out there... it is a feast for the eyes! Art, people, music.... violence.

-       What do you hope your audience takes away from your art? What statement do you hope to make?
     I hope my audience have true interest in what they see. With strong inspiration and I hope it's something new to them. 

-       What was the best advice given to you as an artist? 
Personality means alot in the art world so be yourself because u have it son.”

-   Tell me about your work space and your creative process.
    I have an art studio in Liverpool city centre. I am researching the relationship between control and spontaneity in abstract art. Therefore I am using a lot of control, however I am open to spontaneus gestures and directions, also using masking tape to create stright lines.

-       What has been the biggest challenge for you?
Organising an arts event called one night only in may with a Dj, buffee, bar and artworks for sale.

-       Where do you go online for good art resources, whether to find a new artist, or to see what is going on in the art world locally and otherwise?
Art in liverpool, websites like yourself, google, other artists websites, facebook.

-       Do you have any exhibits to promote?
18th May ....One Night Only... arts party at The Blackler’ s function Room, DJ, Buffee, Bar and artwork from four professional artists.

*If you are interested in his work, and would like to see more, please visit Paul Doran - Fine Artist on facebook!

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