Paul Blanchard: New Work
A small showcase of new works by Paul Blanchard will be exhibited here at Black Asterisk from Thursday December 3 through to our Christmas closing date on December 23. This casual little show at the back brings to light a recent turning point in Blanchard’s work. Highly visceral as always, Blanchard’s isolated humanoid forms are rent onto torn and scarred surfaces in his loose canvas pieces. The stretched canvas paintings have evolved; further distorting and abstracting the figurative aspect of the work. Barely recognisable flesh-like appendages are transposed onto new lands, often against crucifix structures or replicas on that theme. Morality and mortality are questioned in this raw, evocative painting series.