Photo-real still life and interior landscape paintings from Manchester born London based Artist Paul Winstanley. Working from Photographs he takes himself, Paul Winstanley depicts the mundane moments of everyday life; waiting rooms; carparks; hallways in and extraordinary way.
“There are common denominators to all experience, how we live our lives, where we live, what we remember. There are cultural connections between us all. I try and find subject matter at this fundamental level; at a level that sparks recognition. It is the extremely ordinary things in life where these connections can be found. In developing images of these situations the ordinary becomes extraordinary and we see them anew. Everywhere there are beautiful things. Life is amazing.” Dazed Digital
I like this kind of framing of a subjects that speaks about things that are not in the frame.
How do you work on your paintings?
At the moment I’m really interested in the effects of artificial light on landscapes so the likes of Todd Hido and Frédéric Delangle are really inspiring