Sat, 04 Jul|
99 Loop Gallery
Paul Wallington is an emerging South African artist based in Cape Town. Wallington's figurative oil paintings explore his internal experiences of the painting process and the studio.
Time & Location
04 Jul 2020, 11:00 – 25 Jul 2020, 14:00
99 Loop Gallery, 99 Loop St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
About the Exhibition
Paul Wallington | Information Gap
Paul Wallington imagines painting in relation to an information gap. A gap between what one sets out to create and what the end result actually will be. Wallington is curious as to how paint, particularly oil paint, works as a medium, and how the painter must build upon layers in an effort to selectively erase and reveal their painterly vision. ‘Information Gap’ is Wallington’s first solo exhibition and originated from his preoccupation with the studio as the driving force behind the creation of his work. As a physical embodiment of process, inspiration, and practice, he believes that the studio has an undeniable presence in the outcome of an artwork.
In its entirety, the process of painting is often fragmented. Like a broken mirror, it gives hints rather than comprehensive narratives. These shards of information offer something more interesting than a cohesive story as they allow the viewer to link and communicate with the other fragmented pieces in ways personal to them- to bridge the ‘information gap’ with their own perspective. For Wallington, the painting process is a mirror to another place that focuses on questions rather than answers. Where there is no beginning, no middle, or end- an ocean that is constantly moving. This distorted mind map, this glued together mirror missing so many pieces, is at the heart of Wallington’s desire to paint.