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Born 1971, lives and works in Birmingham
Since 2011, Paul Hirst is the curator at the Bond Café Gallery and has been working as the artist in residence at the Bond Company.
My work conveys the landscapes and environments that surround me and explore the idea of a “Sense of Place” through the medium of paint with a particular focus on colour and simplifying form. I am interested in the way we view and interpret environments and how we are informed by many factors, including our experiences, interests and imagination and how this affects our interpretations of landscape painting.
Selected Solo Shows
2012 Mapping the Landscape, The Bond, Digbeth, Birmingham
2011 Air Derby Royal Hospital Programme, Derby Royal Hospital
2011 Traces, Harrington Mill Gallery, Long Eaton
2010 In the shadows, Synapse Festival, Tarpey Gallery, Derby
2010 Between Nature and Imagination, Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Selected Group Shows
2012 The Darkness of Light, Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2011 Site, Curated Exhibition, Wirksworth Festival
2011 Beyond the Horizon, Embrace Arts, RA Centre, Leicester
2010 DesPardes The Challenge of the Glocal, Derby and Sarjan Art Gallery Vadadora
2010 Harrington Mill stand at Art Supermarket, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
2010 Selected Work, Cornerhouse Gallery, Hayfield
2010 Remembered Landscapes, Melbourne Festival