A debut solo exhibition of paintings by Paul Senyol
26 April – 26 May 2012
Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection
In his much-anticipated first official solo exhibition opening this April, artist, Paul Senyol will be showcasing a collection of new paintings on paper, entitled The Man of Dust at Salon91 in Cape Town.
This body of work will explore our shared experience of the human condition in relation to the phrase:
“And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly man.”
The works will seemingly speak to one another, revealing parallels between ‘the man of dust’ and ‘the heavenly man’ and contrasts between the very things that make us on the one hand, beautiful creations and on the other, wounded beings. Senyol’s carefully-considered concepts, intricate thoughts, and everyday observations will be translated into shapes, lines and forms, creating his signature compositions that reveal something of life, nature, honesty and faith. His unique abstract style with its roots in Street Art, and inspired by great artists like Basquiat and Miró, remains open-ended, expressed through a visual language, which may be universally understood. In collaboration with Salon91 Senyol will also be publishing a highly collectable book that will catalog and form part of the exhibition and showcase the creative processes, drafts and thoughts behind the finished artworks.
MEDIUM: Abstract, mixed media paintings on paper.