|From||1 March 2013|
|To||7 April 2013|
Exhibition opens: 2 March – 7 April 2013, Private view on Friday 1 March from 6-8pm at Margate Gallery.
Born and brought up in London Paul’s work is heavily influenced by his childhood experience of the capital in the 1960′s – games in the street, the still prevalent bomb sites, street markets and the fading communities of Docklands. Alongside these are recollections of days by the sea in the East Kent resort of Margate, visits to the fun-fair in a London park, a walk down Carnaby Street and watching the 1966 World Cup Final. But all this is more than mere nostalgia.
At one level, these paintings are deeply personal but on another they touch upon the emotions and individual reflections we all experience. The childlike quality of many of these pictures, both in terms of the use of colour and the rendering of form, strike a chord with the audience irrespective of whether they have a personal experience of those times or not.
To establish his own language in colour and composition, Paul looks first and foremost to the Fauves of the early years of the last century, matching colour to form in a way which conveys mood and emotion to the viewer.
Paul is married to Boo, his wife of more than twenty years, whose extraordinary and intricate quilt designs will be displayed alongside this exhibition.
Paul Comben: Days That I Have Seen exhibition opens on Friday 1st March 2013 from 6-8pm and you are cordially invited to attend.
Read more about Paul Comben here.
Boo Comben has had a lifelong passion for textile crafts – including spinning, weaving and dyeing as well as creating eye-catching designs with the finished products.
In addition to the traditions of British and North American quilting, Boo takes inspiration from the colours and patterns of Asian and African fabrics, and has an especial passion for the vibrancy of the South American native folk heritage, centred on the visual glories of Peru.
Boo’s work, therefore, often combines the most intricate of quilt designs with a dazzling array of bold and imaginative colour. The final product is a quilt of the highest quality, radiant in both traditional concepts and a superb contemporary palette.