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Acclaimed cityscape artist to unveil new pieces from popular collection at Mailbox gallery

Acclaimed cityscape artist, Paul Kenton, will be appearing in Birmingham next week to unveil new pieces from his popular collection, London/New York.

Kenton will be at Castle Fine Art’s flagship gallery at the Mailbox on Wednesday 6th November, between 6pm and 8pm, when art fans will have the opportunity to meet the artist and learn about the inspirations and techniques behind his latest works, which capture two of the most iconic cities in the world.  This follows his first ever solo exhibition in New York, which was hosted by Chase Contemporary in March of this year.

Renowned for his striking cityscapes, Kenton takes inspiration from fast-paced city-living across the world for his works. The artist aims to capture the movement in a city, conveying a constant motion with blurred colour, dripped lines and captivating light.

The paint on metal method Kenton has become known for was born when a canvas failed to fit onto an easel that he had built, resulting in him reaching for leftover sheet aluminium and applying oil paint to that instead. Delighted with the result and the way the oils took to the metal, the artist began refining his brushstrokes and reviewed the tools he was using to discover how the new medium could be adapted to his style of work.

Speaking ahead of his appearance in Birmingham, Paul Kenton said: “I think I have been painting for 30 years or more. I aim to transport the viewer. I’m on the constant lookout for energetic locations and inspiration, immersing myself in the fast-paced movement. The way the light reacts on a whole spectrum of surfaces, that is the city to me.”

Danny Wigley, gallery manager at Castle Fine Art, the Mailbox, said: “Paul captures the essence and personality of two of the world’s most iconic cities in his latest collection, painting them as you’ve never seen them before.

“His unique loose style of painting, using drips and bold brush strokes, portrays the hustle and bustle moving around these big cities and can almost transport you there. We look forward to welcoming guests to the gallery to meet the artist and experience the new works for themselves.”