22/09/2022 - 06/10/2022
New Work - Painting
Paul Simonon - Two Years London & Mallorca
From the start of the first lockdown in 2020 and over the course of the next two years, artist and musician Paul Simonon chronicled his surroundings through two very distinct and contrasting bodies of work.
The first is a series of paintings made close to Paul's studio in Paddington and reflecting the empty streets he encountered during those first months of isolation in London. Often painted at night and lit by street lights, the narrow, terraced houses become intimate stage sets for people's daily lives.
"Come the evening the street lamps would illuminate the narrow houses, it became a theatrical set, and in some ways it is as if you have gone back in time... "