London based artist Paul Kingsley Squire...

Paul Kingsley Squire has created a diverse portfolio of contemporary artwork  through oil painting, intricate drawings and works created with a digital pen & tablet.

He is fascinated by themes of metamorphosis and transformation, working in series around themes to create a range of different works: from digital on plexiglass to pencil on paper to oil on canvas.

Across each medium, his artistic style retains a consistent ethereal quality, and boasts polish and thoughtfulness that allows ideas of psychology, nature and consciousness to be pondered by each viewer.

The Mechanical Paradise

Using old master painting techniques, "The Mechanical Paradise" is a series of oil paintings that symbolically combine the ancient automatons of greek mythology with the introduction of AI into contemporary life.

These works use "Old master" painting methods that require an underpainting on top of which are placed coloured glazes in oil. I use a mix of raw umber, transparent oxide red and titanium white for the under painting and then various transparent and semi transparent oil colours, mixed with Liquin to create the coloured glazes.

These works are filled with symbolism which reference the increasing invasion of technology into every aspect of contemporary life.

Aether Worlds

“In Greek mythology, Aether is one of the primordial deities. Aether is the personification of the upper sky embodying the pure upper air that the gods breathe, as opposed to the normal air breathed by mortals.” 

This new series of abstract landscape oil paintings, started in the winter of 2019 / 2020 and expands on similar themes developed in the “Supernature” series of abstract landscape paintings, using palette knives to create effects with the oil paint itself.

This technique creates a flatter, less textural finish to the works, than in the “Supernature” series, while retaining a sense of depth, movement and light...

In using this theme as a basis for the works, I am creating a journey from the first dawn symbolised in “Lightbringer: through various stages of ethereal landscapes.

Supernature...

These abstract landscape paintings use thick layers of oil paint to create textures and depth. Paul is interested in how the medium of oil paint can be used to create effects and suggest forms within the painting itself.

They generate an otherworldly yet naturalistic image, leaving the subject open to interpretation. The intention is to create paintings using experimental techniques, producing work that is abstracted and expressionistic.

The rhythmic weaving of the brushstrokes creates energy and flow, enhancing the suggestion of a natural process producing swirling mists and organic forms.


METAMORPHICA & The Danse Macabre...

...drawing inspiration from mythology, symbolism, pop culture and contemporary fashion. These animal headed hybrids and dead beat fashionistas mix humans with paganistic totemism and skeletal decadence, resulting in a highly stylised ultra modern icon.

Using a digital pen & tablet, a framework is digitally drawn in exquisite detail and then meticulously coloured, to create the finished artwork. This series of works draws inspiration from mythology, symbolism, pop culture and contemporary fashion.

The completed pieces are each available as limited edition acrylic (perspex) prints, or archival Giclée prints which can be traditionally framed.

To find out more and order prints please visit:
http://www.metamorphica.co.uk

Drawings...

An ongoing portfolio of pencil drawings exploring the interlinking relationship between natural landscapes and human forms and animals. 

In many cultures the power of nature has been symbolically represented and in this series Paul has used the female form and animal archetypes to convey this link with complex designs of woods and trees. 

He has continued this technique in a series of 'mystical' orb drawings.
Holidays on Hypatia - science fiction artwork by Paul Kingsley Squire

Spacetours 3000

"In the year 3000 AD mankind started exploring the galaxies surrounding the Milky Way.

What they found was quite a trip..."

Continuing the themes of Metamorphosis "SPACETOURS 3000" journeys into outer space, meeting the strange inhabitants of a
universe teeming with life.

Humans jet around in pulse powered jet packs exploring the universe like a galactic safari park...

...an ongoing portfolio of digital pen & tablet works started in 2019.