The first ever #paulinexhibition is now live at our Edinburgh shop in Stockbridge. Featuring creatives and artists from around Scotland, this curated selection of installations is our way of continuing to connect with the creative community around us.
The theme of the exhibition is ‘process’ - a term naturally intertwined with the making of art and objects. This exhibition, however, champions this notion in a plethora of directions, as artists take on the term and interpret it in ways personal to them. A first for Paulin, Process aims to bring local artists together under this wide umbrella, utilising a space normally conceived for commercial retail and transforming it into a creative location which celebrates original talent, creativity, and artistry.
1:20 Scale Drawing of Watchmakers Workspace, Will Knight, Pen and Watercolour, 13.5x20.7cm
Sketchbook Survey Drawing of Watchmakers Workspace, Will Knight, Pen, 13.5x20.7cm
Will Knight utilises his background in architecture to create scale elevation drawings of the watchmakers station here at Paulin. The survey drawing, which was created in the space, is used to construct the final piece, the forensic detail allowing for new perspectives of the space and highlighting not only the artist’s process but also the process of watchmaking.
Gathering Bowl, Angus Henderson, Ceramic, 6x23.5cm
This bowl was created by Angus Henderson slowly over the course of lockdown evenings, with the daily rhythms of the artist; work, rest and practice, forming an intrinsic aspect of the process. Inherently domestic, this work is conceived as a gathering bowl, created out of a nostalgia for social gathering.
Les Temps Perdu, Danka Nisevic, Collected objects, clay, ribbon, dimensions customisable
Found objects are collected and processed by Danka Nisevic, creating a narrative between man, object and nature. The process is simultaneously enticing yet rejecting, as its ambiguity creates a trajectory which transforms the perception of these objects from unobserved ephemera to considered and contemplated remnants.
RPDA301, Callum Russell, Pen and Ink on paper, 50x40cm
A drawing created through repetitive mark-making and strict, repetitive actions, Callum Russell imposes strict limitations on the action of drawing, which culminates in its ultimate deconstruction and the creation of abstract shapes and patterns. The process of drawing straight lines mutates, establishing something unexpected and organic from the cold and indifferent drawing process.
Leftover Quilt, Lauren Li Porter, Mixed textile, cotton thread (machine pieced), 190x38cm
Started in Glasgow and later completed in London during the 2020 lockdown, Lauren Li Porter created this work from reconfigured sketches for textile pieces made, rejected, reworked, and collaged over the course of several years. The abstract forms drawn from both cities are complemented by the bands of white, creating a sense of order whilst also acting as a means of reducing waste in the improvisational quilting process.
Growth, Hatti Voar, Digital painting on paper, 21x21cm
Framed £55, Unframed £30
Hatti Voar digitally layers individual aspects of an image on top of one another to create a full and cohesive likeness, a similar process to that of printmaking. The subject matter is representative of opportunity, and of the continued growth and metamorphosis of life and nature.
Offcut Series, Laura Sayers, Paper, 30x30cm
Part of a series of works considering pattern, shape and negative space, paper artist Laura Sayers uses the material remnants of her work to create new compositions, highlighting how interest can be found even within discarded materials. The colourful paper scraps are arranged in a regimental format, the delicate forms contrasting the stark white negative space which allows the viewer to contemplate what the missing spaces went onto become.
Live Flowers Winter, Clementine Carriere / Concrete Nature, Risograph Print
This limited edition risograph print features layers of Sea Foam and Federal Blue inks on recycled paper and is made from 50% coffee cup waste. Inspired by the notion of the winter solstice being a moment of transformation, the colours, shapes, and cyclical nature of the composition evoke the passage of time and the occurrence of change.
Escapement Textiles, Jake Hemingway, Silk, 40x40cm
Seeking to highlight the beauty of deconstructed horological elements, Jake Hemingway translates hand drawn sketches onto luxurious textiles, capturing the process of watch design, construction and maintenance. This small collection of silk twill scarves with hand-rolled hems celebrates horological history, process and design by reconciling these elements into harmonious new forms, whilst simultaneously elevating their intrinsic beauty.
Posset Pot, Morven Mulgrew, Ceramic, 35x35cm
This oversized posset pot created by Morven Mulgrew was moulded with very wet clay and minimal technical tools, with any refinement minimised in order to fully embody the process of making into the pot. The ancient medical pot signifies the process of healing through the act of making and is single fired with a homemade glaze.
Golden Hour, Rachel Brown, Mixed Media, 15x12”
Rachel Brown’s mixed media work, Golden Hour, incorporates the process of building up textures and layers, creating an added depth to the piece. The gold leaf used naturally reflects the light and emulates the feelings and sentiments of “golden hour.”
Rage, Chris Silver, Oil on Canvas, 32x32"
Drawing inspiration from Pollock, Chris Silver’s painting depicts a deconstructed portrait which is both emotional and physical whilst managing to retain an illustrative nature. The narrative of emotion can be felt through its autobiographical application, indicating the artist's state of mind.
Finding Form, Susan Castillo, Photograph, Lightbox, 42x59.4cm
Finding Form is part of a photography project Susan Castillo created during lockdown which explores how shape and colour are transformed over time. The creation of hand-built sculptural objects, which are then photographed over a long exposure, culminates in the intrinsic abstract, saturated and graphic nature of the work.
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