Out of the Old Land by Paul Bellingham


The title and the Negro features of the face came about from my hearing of anthropologists telling of all of humanity originally coming out of the African realm through a very small number of families. I find this knowledge to be of great importance and profound significance to us all as a species. This piece is one of many that I created during this period of work, large heads, mostly in oil, applied thickly will knives, one layer over another until I had arrived at a beautiful rich and rugged impasto surface.

A limited edition of 10 prints

Dimensions: 353 x 353mm

10 in stock

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A limited edition print run of 10 by artist Paul Bellingham

“My fascination and love of art grows and intensifies as I continue to make it.”

Paul Bellingham’s work is primarily painting, drawing and collage. He is interested in the process of painting and in the paint itself, describing his process as a partnership between the conscious and the unconscious mind.

Bellingham’s work is partially spontaneous and partially pre-planned. He explains: “sometimes I have a loose or general idea at the beginning of my process, in the hope that this will evolve into something with more credibility. Often the end result is a surprise to me. I am trying not to think too much about outcome.” Experimentation is vital to his work, keeping it alive and dynamic. He aims to be “honest and to remember the code of chance and experiment.”

Bellingham started to paint in 1994, as a self-taught artist, however he has always drawn from the age of 4. He is currently studying for a BA (hons) Fine Art degree at Chichester School of Art, where he is enjoying exploring his practice from an academic perspective.

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Dimensions353 × 353 cm

Paul Bellingham

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