Juxtapoz post interview with Paul Barnes

Paul Barnes 'Resting Place' - acrylic and plaster on canvas

I guess my closeness to nature and the slight isolation of growing up in the rural north of Scotland, along with my fascination of its ancient traditions rich in folklore and legend no doubt forms the basis of my work, no matter how much I try to escape it. It’s this inspiration, from a very early age, that fuels a big part of my imagination today. Resurrecting the creatures from my childhood memories, conscious of the innocence and naivety in the forms, I enjoy playing with them like I did as a child. I try hard to make my paintings look old, to recapture my visions with a feeling of timelessness and space, kind of like a dream or distant memory that has become all blurry and faded.– Paul Barnes

Take a ‘Sneak Peek’ at the works for ‘Happy Valley’ here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157625332361367/

Read Juxtapoz.com’s full interview with Paul here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Features/back-talkpaul-barnes

Paul Barnes ‘Happy Valley’

Opening Reception: THIS SAT, Jan. 8th 7-10PM in our project room

Thinkspace
6009 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
www.thinkspacegallery.com

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