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Paul Greene

Paul Greene

Paul Greene

3D exhibitions

  • Paul Greene

    Schematic /City

    08 Sep 2019 – 30 Dec 2022

    "For those who pass it without entering, the city is one thing; it is another for those who are trapped by it and never leave. There is the city where you arrive for the first time; and there is another city which you leave never to return. Each deserves a different name….” Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities. The Cities series is originated exclusively using 3d, vector and other graphics software. It came into being over several years and no photographs suffered in its creation. All pictorial elements are derived solely by the artist, digitally. “I needed to get at the key ideas underlying all cities, rather than any one city. Cities are an extraordinary mix of the planned and unplanned, the intentional and the unintended consequences of those intentions. By combining the plan and perspective projection views on the same picture plane I also hope to start to describe that process by which cities become inadvertently magical.” You won’t find literal plans here in these rectilinear assemblies. You will find references, allusions and vestiges. Sometimes forcefully etched, sometimes barely perceptible. They are mated with more literal or ‘standard’ representations of the city, with colour a crucial third element. Its use is deliberately non -representational. Colours work with and across the pictorial elements, serving to speak for the city’s more elusive, mysterious, qualities. “ A migrational or metaphorical city thus slips into the clear text of the planned and readable city.” Michel De Certeau “ Walking in the City.” The city can also be seen, therefore, as a multiplicity of migrating "timelines.’’ They bisect, parallel, or intertwine while always remaining discrete, personal, profoundly subjective. They connect homes, places of work, heterotopias of all kinds. These timelines also bear unconscious witness to a wider movement or shifting; that slow sub-audible creaking that is the sound of the city itself. The city on the move. For cities are always on their way somewhere. They are waxing or waning. They are never still. Across, alongside and within the imperceptible settlement of the city there is the possibility of something entirely different: something mercurial, and urgent yet at the same time, with the enchanting power to still, to quiet. This is love. That moment when the milling maelstrom simply stops; when purpose is revealed and meaning emerges and takes shape. take shape. These are moments of deep equipoise, and they can happen to any city dweller at anytime. 4.30pm p.m. one winter afternoon, perhaps. Or 2am a.m. early on a spring morning.…? When, for some mysterious reason, the line flips, becomes a point, and you just happen to be there, to bear witness. Paul Greene

  • Paul Greene

    Station

    15 Sep 2019 – 15 Sep 2022

    Greene’s St Pancras series is a subtle and atmospheric evocation of a famous London landmark and also a paean to the process of travel. The project began just after the refurbishment of St Pancras in 2007 and was completed last year. Dozens of images have been composited/montaged. This technique helps capture not just the soaring physicality of this special place, but also helps to deconstruct the sense of what a journey represents. All journeys are a combination of the experiential and the recollected—including folk memories and fake memories. Journeys also contain a sense of both temporal and visual fracture and dislocation. The St Pancras series employs montage to describe and contain these conflicts. In their limited colour palettes, soaring scale, and geometric discontinuities, the series resembles somewhat Piranesi’s Imaginary Prisons sequence of etchings, completed in the 1750s. Both share an interest in ‘imposssible geometries’. Piranesi’s images are based on a combination of contemporary and classical paradigms. Greene uses what is there to honour what is not so readily apparent: the tensions and the hopes and fears and dreams underpinning all the journeys we must make. The point of embarkation, the place of arrival, and the emotional process that threads these two points together, turns St Pancras into a potent metaphor for travel, whether literal or emblematic.

    latest works

    • Paul Greene

      St Pancras 16, 2017
      120.0 x 64.0 x 2.0 cm (w x h x d)
      Abstract
    • Paul Greene

      St Pancras 15, 2017
      57.6 x 95.0 x 2.0 cm (w x h x d)
      Abstract
    • Paul Greene

      St Pancras 14, 2017
      100.0 x 53.4 x 2.0 cm (w x h x d)
      Abstract
    • Paul Greene

      St Pancras 12, 2017
      130.0 x 66.8 x 2.0 cm (w x h x d)
      Abstract
    • Paul Greene

      St Pancras 11, 2017
      90.0 x 50.6 x 2.0 cm (w x h x d)
      Abstract
    • Paul Greene

      St Pancras 9, 2017
      110.0 x 60.6 x 2.0 cm (w x h x d)
      Abstract
    • Paul Greene

      St Pancras 8, 2017
      160.0 x 85.3 x 2.0 cm (w x h x d)
      abtract
    • Paul Greene

      St Pancras 7, 2017
      80.0 x 140.0 x 2.0 cm (w x h x d)
      Abstract
    • Paul Greene

      St Pancras 6, 2017
      125.0 x 72.9 x 2.0 cm (w x h x d)
      abstact
    • Paul Greene

      St Pancras 5, 2017
      160.0 x 91.4 x 2.0 cm (w x h x d)
      Abstract
    • Paul Greene

      St Pancras 3, 2017
      86.7 x 130.0 x 2.0 cm (w x h x d)
      Abstract
    • Paul Greene

      St Pancras 2, 2017
      114.6 x 76.4 x 1.0 cm (w x h x d)
      Abstract
    • Paul Greene

      St Pancras 1, 2017
      135.4 x 83.4 x 1.0 cm (w x h x d)
      Digital
    • Paul Greene

      summer 3.59 pm, 2015-2019
      125.0 x 44.9 x 2.0 cm (w x h x d)
      Digital
    • Paul Greene

      Spring 4.04 am, 2015-2019
      74.0 x 115.5 x 2.0 cm (w x h x d)
      Digital
    • Paul Greene

      Autumn 6.17 pm, 2015-2019
      90.0 x 173.7 x 2.0 cm (w x h x d)
      Digital
    • Paul Greene

      Spring 10.47 pm, 2105-2019
      102.8 x 51.4 x 2.0 cm (w x h x d)
      Digital
    • Paul Greene

      Winter 6.22 pm, 2015-2019
      110.0 x 71.9 x 2.0 cm (w x h x d)
      Digital
    • Paul Greene

      Spring 2.02, 2015-2019
      83.4 x 120.0 x 2.0 cm (w x h x d)
      Digital
    • Paul Greene

      Autumn Midnight, 2015-2019
      90.0 x 45.0 x 2.0 cm (w x h x d)
      Digital
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