Reframing the Stage for Stryx

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Excited and a little apprehensive to take part in Peep @ Stryx Live online residency program in June. My week is June 22nd to 26th.


Our third Peep@Stryx artist Paul Newman @paulhnewman.
This week he will be working on his residency entitled ‘Reframing the stage’. The recent lockdown scenario and working from home has created an opportunity to integrate his domestic setting into this narrative and the porting of props and elements from past work and studio space for experimental play at home. Expect monsters and Ford Escort vans and so much more! Artist talk tonight on IGTV 19:30!
#PeepAtStryx #onlineresidency #residency #onlineartist #artistsathome #brumarts

Join Paul on Stryx Instagram live at 7.30pm Mon 22nd -Thurs 25th.

The program runs until October with these great Midlands based artists; 
Amber Drew / Anastasia Starikova / Brenda Hickin / Darryl Georgiou / Ewan Johnston / Hira Butt / Jakub Ceglarz / James Dawson / Jasmine Morrison / Kirsten Adkins Larissa Shaw / Lexi Strauss / Lucy Andrews / Marcin Sz / Molly Cleaver / Nuala Clooney / Paul Newman / Rebekah Tolley-Georgiou / Rupi Dhillon / Sarah Fortes Mayer / Tamsin Lunn / Tereza Buskova

From 1/6/2020 – 30/10/2020 Stryx are running our ambitious programme ‘Peep@Stryx,’ designed for 22 artists included in Stryx’s pre-Covid19 programme and showcasing the diversity of artistic practices in the West Midlands.
The artists will have 1 week each to make work and present it online. This will include an artist talk, home studio sneaky peek sessions and a community workshop that everyone will be able to join from the comfort of their own home.

Deserts in the Pack

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From my Just Desert series featured in the The Pack  showcasing a great range of Midlands based artists on Instagram during May 2020



The Last Day Revisited on Artsy

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I’m delighted to be part of Artsy online exhibition of Aleph Contemporary artists. ‘The Last Day Revisited’
A cross generational group show featuring Willard Boepple, Helen Brough, Jacopo Dal Bello, Dan Coombs, Gordon Dalton, Nelson Diplexcito, Joana Galego, Peter Griffin, Phil King, Lee Johnson, Zebedee Jones, Rebecca Meanley, Paul Newman, Miroslav Pomichal, Katie Pratt, Mark Wright.
Aleph Contemporary is pleased to present its group show ‘The Last Day revisited’
‘In 2012 he (Newman) created a photographic print of his old studio, and during lockdown he has revisited it, painting eerie abstract elements on top of the pre-existing image. A bright and gaudy backdrop featuring psychedelic vases and clementines in crystal bowls has been shrouded in a murky veil twisting and turning with intestine-like tubes. If the original was, as Newman says, a fictional self-portrait, then this queasy update surely visualises him grappling with the strange and uncertain times in which we live.’ – Chloe Ashby
Paul Newman @paulhnewman
The Last Day revisited, 2020

New works for Aleph Contemporary WHO

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Some of my new small paintings 30 x40 cm are on:
New works for Aleph Contemporary ‘Support the Artists Support the WHO campaign’
This weekend 1st May – 4th May add the code FRIENDS at the checkout to get 10% off. All these works can be purchased in 4 instalments – it is less than £100 a month

It’s Not the End of the World

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An exhibition of recent work at Birmingham School of Art, Margaret St. for ‘Night School’ on Tues 29th Oct 6-8pm. Including ‘It’s not The End of the World’ a large scale mixed media collage
Paul Newman’s current body of work, Urban Gothic combines 18th – 21st century motifs including; historical landscape painting, architecture, classic monsters of movies such as the Fly & Frankenstein and even the Ford Escort van.
Paul Newman is a member of Contemporary British Painting & Aleph Contemporary


Mountain Size

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I’m delighted to be taking part in painting exhibition Mountain Size with the Contemporary British Painting group, curated by Gordon Dalton and the team at the Pineapple Black gallery in Middleborough. Open 1-30th Nov and related talks during its duration as part of the Conversations in Painting festival. Van study xi is parking up there in the exhibition.

Mountain Size features artists whose work has a relationship to landscape, as well as to the history, legacy and traditions of painting itself. This does not mean it is divorced from the wider realities around it or a fruitful critical dialogue with other art forms, but that painting itself is mountain sized, a large, seemingly immovable force yet one that is changeable with time.

Karl Bielik | Paula MacArthur | Stephen Snoddy | Amanda Ansell | Judith Tucker | Alison Pilkington | D J Manley | Simon Carter | Narbi Price | Pen Dalton | Matthew Krishanu | Cara Nahaul | Sam Douglas | Joe Packer | Mandy Payne | Julian Brown | Sean Williams | Freya Purdue | Greg Rook | Jeff Dellow | Gordon Dalton | Andrew Crane | Barbara Pierson | Natalie Dowse | Paul Newman

Aleph Contemporary

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I proud to be represented by newly launched Aleph Contemporary

Along with the following exciting artists

@alephcontemporary is a new London art gallery, excited to be presenting: @michaelajerman @willardboepple @helen_brough @trevorburgesspaintings @christyburdock @benwestleyclarke @dan.coombs @michael_coppelov @jacopo_dal_bello @gordondalton666 #nelsondiplexcito @oliverdorrell @archie.franks @holly_froy @joana.galego @alastair_gordon @al_goughy @leejohnsonstudio @zebedeejonespaintings @philkingart #dominiclewis @kathrynmaple @enzomarraart @rebecca_meanley @paulhnewman @joe_packer_ @miroslavpomichal @katiepratt_artist @hrogers275 @d_silva_ @ruth.helen.smith @neasdencontrolcentre @jakobsteiger @stubbs3198 @mircea.teleaga @linutzon @im_na_naina @jaime__valtierra @grant_watson_paintings @tess_williams_studio @jessicapaints @lucie_winterson #markwright #alephcontemporary


Its not the end of the world at Zeitgeist Baby

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‘It’s Not the End of the World’ a large mixed media collage 2017-19 gets its exhibition premiere at Zeitgeist Baby

Curated by Helen Grundy & Paul Johnson at Art Rooms Kings Heath

Art Bank contemporary fine art in a derelict setting.
selected artists playfully exploring the chasm between beauty queen glamour and decay/abjection.

Featuring; Elena Cassidy-Smith, Molly Cleaver, Gregoire Dupond, Helen Grundy, Dave Hilliard, Paul Johnson, James Mc Farlane, Paul Newman, Astrid Spangle, Emma Trimble, Varioust Artist, Agnes Villette, Leigh Whurr




Don’t Try this at Home

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Van study’s are on tour at 404 space in Worcester as the feature wall work in ‘Don’t try this at Home’ curated by Paul Johnson.

Artists on show: Rosie Dowd-Smyth, Jenna Fox, Jean Freeman, Helen Grundy, Paul johnson, James Middleton, Jain My, Paul Newman, Lexi Straus, Emma Tremble.

Frank, the fly & vanscapes

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Presenting a selection of work from Paul Newman’s English Gothic series; a tableaux of 18th – 21st c references including; concrete architecture, historical landscape painting and cinematic monsters. The paintings explore anxieties of rabid urban renewal in the surrounding city centre and themes of psychological isolation.

The Showcase Gallery, Jubilee Trade Centre, Birmingham B5 6ND. Open day Friday 3rd May 3-8pm. Open other times by appointment, contact the artist.