We are pleased to announce ‘Love & Hope’, the forthcoming museum exhibition by Paul Horton.
‘Love & Hope’ opens at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s, Waterhall on 12 October; a prestigious show where Paul Horton will exhibit around 80 new paintings and four bronze sculptures.
Predominately in high quality pastels, ‘Love & Hope’ will also include “a handful of oils, some nice big charcoals and some of the personal, initial designs and concepts,” alongside a series of new prints from the Birmingham artist.
Birmingham born and bred, this exhibition comes at a point when Paul Horton is more popular than ever and is sure to pique the interest of both art lovers and newcomers, as Paul reflects life back to us in his charming pastels and accompanying narratives.
“This is the pinnacle of my career to date,” explains Paul Horton, as he discusses the workload and deadlines surrounding such an extensive exhibition. “To be able to showcase a major body of work, which has gone through so many twists and turns over the years, is such a great opportunity.”
Horton’s portfolio has drawn comparisons to the subject matter of Lowry, the methods and materials of Degas, and the myth that allows Chagall to so vividly explode. But his work is identifiable, in both presentation and subject; there are clear and constant truths that belong only to Horton and his audience. And that’s the beauty of Paul Horton’s world; despite being intrinsically personal it can be your world too, whatever you conceive that to be.
A new collection of limited edition prints is being launched to coincide with the exhibition, and they will all be available in our Preston City Centre gallery and also on our website, http://www.originalartshop.co.uk in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, here is “Days of Love” to whet your appetite.