EXHIBITIONS

August 21, 2020 - September 5, 2020

PAUL CARTER – THE DEFENESTRATION OF POP

Artist: Paul Carter
Location: West Perth
20 AUGUST - 5 SEPTEMBER, FRIDAYS STUDIO. “Paul Carter may have sold over 3 million copies of his books as an author, but make no mistake about it - his art is just as formidable as his writing. And there is a common ground between the two, an inescapable reflection of the man himself. A raw modern style with the brutal and direct language of Vonnegut and the pop immediacy of artists such as Basquiat or Lichtenstein. “There is a sense of both present and Retro styling in Carter's work. Like looking at the future through a filter of the mid-20th century. Paul is a wild man who has lived many great adventures and has a clear lust for life. His concepts are both mature and primal, much like his writing. The work is an intimate, honest and unfiltered view of his imagination. Playful but by no means juvenile, Carter's techniques incorporate not just paint but dimensional structures. He uses artificial back light and layers of paper, canvas, ink, glass and paint to enormous effect. There are clear pop art sensibilities in his work but it is not shallow or light in its substance. There is a rawness to the work that leaves it filled with an undeniable and irresistible energy." Ben Frichot - Artist

Exhibition venue: Fridays Studio, 13 Old Aberdeen Place, West Perth