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Paul Tonkin

Drifter painting by Paul Tonkin

Drifter
acrylic on canvas
180 x 222 cm
2014
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Paul Tonkin has been painting for over 30 years. His pictures depend on subtle variations in colour, the "twisting of local colour" noted by Tim Hilton in the Guardian, which can rarely be conveyed photographically. The same critic observed in another review, "Paul Tonkin's colour is positively Venetian" and John Russell Taylor, in the Times, has compared him with Ivon Hitchens.

The paintings exploit the fluid and translucent properties of acrylic paint using interlocking and floating forms which are often of a biomorphic character, the intention being to bring out the 'musical' effect of differing chromatic intensities in dynamic combination. The sometimes unusual formats used are suitable for either domestic or workplace environments.

Paul Tonkin's work has been exhibited in the Hayward, Serpentine and Whitechapel galleries, and at the Royal Academy of arts, and is represented in important private collections.

Review by Corrina Lotz

Review by Corrina Lotz | Gauguin & Paul Tonkin

To contact Paul please email APT at aptlondon@btconnect.com

Links

http://www.poussin-gallery.com/site.php?artist=3

 

© Paul Tonkin 2016

Time Will Tell painting by Paul Tonkin

Time will Tell
acrylic on canvas
180 x 210 cm
2014

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Repercussion painting by Paul Tonkin

Repercussion
acrylic on canvas
180 x 2410cm
2014

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Vestige painting by Paul Tonkin

Vestige
acrylic on canvas
182 x 62cm
2014

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Tambour painting by Paul Tonkin

Tambour
acrylic on canvas
47 x 80cm
2013

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Persona painting by Paul Tonkin

Persona
acrylic on canvas
69 x 38cm
2013

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Some Other Stuff painting by Paul Tonkin

Some Other Stuff
acrylic on canvas
79 x 162cm
2013

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Painting by Paul Tonkin

Chromatic Fantasy
acrylic on canvas
180 x 242 cm
2011
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Diamond Geezer
acrylic on canvas
183 x 106cm
2010
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Something Else
acrylic on canvas
182 x 191 cm
2010

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Advocate
acrylic on canvas
152 x 182 cm
2010
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Painting by Paul Tonkin

Aficionado
acrylic on canvas
87 x 181cm
2009

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Painting by Paul Tonkin

Intimation
acrylic on canvas
182 x 193 cm
2009

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Painting by Paul Tonkin

Sans Titre
acrylic on canvas
130 x 182 cm
2009
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Back of Beyond
acrylic on canvas
131 x 86 cm
2010

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Painting by Paul Tonkin

Underway
acrylic on canvas
183 x 94 cm
2009

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Painting by Paul Tonkin

Detour
acrylic on canvas
180 x 200 cm
2008

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Something painting by Paul Tonkin

Something
acrylic on canvas
185 x 139cm
1976 - 77

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Lair painting by Paul Tonkin

Lair
acrylic on canvas
175 x 134cm
1976

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