Art at 33 – Paul Vanstone



Art at 33 – Paul Vanstone

ART AT 33 is a changing sculpture exhibition, showcasing a varied programme of artwork in the reception of 33 Davies Street.  The exhibition has been designed to introduce different types of sculpture, techniques and artistic language to tenants and visitors of the building, helping to create an enjoyable and stimulating space. Working closely with Grosvenor and Stow and with the tenants of 33 Davies Street, we are delighted to present a collection of sculpture by Paul Vanstone, our ninth artist to exhibit.

Vanstone studied sculpture at Central & St Martin’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. He was awarded the Darwin Scholarship (1990), the Royal Academy of Art Travel Scholarship (1992), and the Henry Moore Award in 1991 and 1992. After graduating Paul worked in Italy at the traditional marble carving studios near the famous quarries. He also spent time working in Berlin and has travelled to Rajasthan to learn India’s traditional marble carving techniques. On his return he spent 5 years as an assistant to leading British sculptor Anish Kapoor. He has since found his own place as one of Britain’s leading sculptors and can be seen in major galleries across the UK as well as the British Museum and the V&A.

Vanstone is fascinated by the hardness and light reflecting qualities of stone. He is interested in how this can be transformed to portray the curvature of the human body, and the delicacy and flow of covering cloth. Vanstone’s meticulous technique and his focus on quality and finish follow in the tradition of classical sculpture. He uses marbles, onyxes and alabasters sourced from around the world. His images and influences reflect the 21st Century passion with the curvaceous architecture of Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid, together with the continuing allure of the human form as portrayed by artists such as Henry Moore. Vanstone’s distinctive sculptures define a new thread in contemporary art.

Vanstone’s work has been chosen by many distinguished interior designers including Kelly Hoppen, Tom Dixon and David Linley. He has held over 30 solo exhibitions and has proved very popular with collectors in the UK and overseas with installations in France, USA, Canada, Majorca, Australia, Mustique, Italy and Germany. In the last twelve months he has sold works to collections in Abu Dhabi, San Francisco, Russia, Norway and Austria as well as to many collectors throughout the UK.

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