Join us for a walkabout with Paul Senyol on this last Saturday of the exhibition
Saturday, 11 June 2022 at 10 am
The exhibition Of Place and Time: The Paintings of Paul Senyol looks at work that traverse a particular period: 2019 to 2022. Senyol describes the selection as an album of experiences in paint. The works are autobiographical in inception but these autobiographical events are obscured by Senyol’s painting process such that the task of archaeology returns to us in how we receive these visual maps.
Landscapes and objects populate the fields of Senyol’s compositions. Each work is a painted analysis of place. In some parts that analysis seems reductive as conventional perspective and trompe l’oeil are cast aside in favour of manifesting a procreative stage for the impulsive mark or the additive scrawl. Characterised by curious planes of colour, gestural marks inspired by graffiti and more intimate, child-like crayon scribblings, Senyol’s paintings are rich textural surfaces that allude to an imaginative excavation in search of the anthropogenic.