Preston Paperboy: LONELY CROWDED Locations
17th Nov – Dec 3rd 2022
Reem Gallery
4 Denman Position
Ham Property Village

Present-day artist Preston Paperboy will start his most up-to-date exhibition ‘Lonely Crowded Areas’ with top modern day artwork gallery Reem Gallery in Ham Property, Soho from 16th November – 3rd December 2022. 

Nathan Preston, who performs underneath the pseudonym Preston Paperboy, studied artwork at faculty before finding out for a diploma in architecture at the University of Brighton. After a decade of working as an architect, and portray on the aspect, painting turned his day occupation – in part many thanks to social media, the place a lot of galleries and collectors observed the do the job that he was earning and submitting in the evenings following building residences in the course of the day.

Paperboy’s unique design blends the pragmatic framework of photorealism with a heady combine of summary expressionism. The diligently composed will work utilise multiple mediums (charcoal, oil pastels, oil paints) to layer facial characteristics, textual content, and motifs, and build a narrative that is affected by avenue art, pop tradition, and the artist’s own activities with mental health issues.

Referred to as his ‘second signature’, the ‘Smiler’ emblem is highlighted on all operates. The face’s upside-down smile and one tear are a nod to his earlier and ongoing experiences with depression, the $$ eyes are a reminder to not permit prosperity or fame cloud his vision as an artist, and the 3 strains above the head are a symbol of the gentle and peace he’s identified on his artistic journey.

His artistic follow observed its roots in using the act of portray as a time of meditation and grounding. His meticulously honed draughtsmanship nods to his technical training and motivation to achieve a stage of perfection inside his work. This is contrasted with the loose and textured arrangement of symbols and text (frequently published backwards to make it extra of a visible encounter for the viewer).

Possessing exhibited in Hong Kong, Atlanta, and Miami, amongst other towns, he is returning to London to present his new selection titled ‘Lonely Crowded Places’ at Reem Gallery Soho, in Ham Property Village.

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