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SELECTED WORKS BY Paul Westcombe

Coffee Cups <br><br> Donald In The Bushes With A Bag Of Glue <br><br> Sex Is Boring With Me <br><br> Westies Wet Weekend<br><br>5_Thum (5)<br><br>Don't Be Jealous Of Your <br><br>Boss He Worked Really Really Hard For His Money<br><br>You're Hardly Ev

Coffee Cups <br><br> Donald In The Bushes With A Bag Of Glue <br><br> Sex Is Boring With Me <br><br> Westies Wet Weekend<br><br>5_Thum (5)<br><br>Don't Be Jealous Of Your <br><br>Boss He Worked Really Really Hard For His Money<br><br>You're Hardly Ev

Paul Westcombe
Coffee Cups

2008

9 coffee cups

Dimensions variable
Paul Westcombe’s work was, like so much great art, born of boredom. Working as a car park attendant on a twelve hour shift, Westcombe started drawing on whatever material came to hand – London Underground receipts, toilet plungers, mop handles – and, especially, the paper coffee cups he’d just drained in an attempt to stay awake.
Sex Is Boring With Me
Paul Westcombe
Sex Is Boring With Me

2008

Paper coffee cup

12 x 9 cm
These cups became the ideal surface for Westcombe’s wildly carnivalesque drawings of the sort of neurotic thoughts that plague the mind in solitary moments, their titles – Sex is Boring with Me, You’re Hardly Ever Here And When You’re Here You’re Bored – forming a self deprecating running commentary on the drawings’ own unbridled visions.
5_Thum (5)
Paul Westcombe
5_Thum (5)

2008

Paper coffee cup

11 x 9 cm
Combining Hieronymus Bosch’s hellish distortions of the human body with Viz magazine’s lurid satires of middlebrow taste, Westcombe’s drawings are at once spontaneous and measured, casual (their surfaces speckled with dripped coffee) and baroque in their flamboyant grotesqueries.
Donald In The Bushes With A Bag Of Glue
Paul Westcombe
Donald In The Bushes With A Bag Of Glue

2008

Paper coffee cup

12 x 9 cm
Westcombe’s art isn’t about the elevation of the ephemeral, but about the compulsiveness of the act of drawing: that creation itself, regardless of its environment, medium, or raison d’être, can be something transcendent. In that context, his image of Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon (in the work Spurgeon) may not quite be as satirical as it seems: Westcombe’s work has all the relentless energy and rhetorical intensity of a fire and- brimstone sermon in full fly.
Don't Be Jealous Of Your Boss He Worked Really Really Hard For His Money
Paul Westcombe
Don't Be Jealous Of Your Boss He Worked Really Really Hard For His Money

2008

Paper coffee cup

13.5 x 9 cm
In The Morning In The Shower I Saw The Shit Run Down Your Leg
Paul Westcombe
In The Morning In The Shower I Saw The Shit Run Down Your Leg

2008

Paper coffee cup

6 x 6 cm
Spurgeon
Paul Westcombe
Spurgeon

2008

Paper coffee cup

12 x 9 cm
We Speak In Grunts, Sighs And Shrugs
Paul Westcombe
We Speak In Grunts, Sighs And Shrugs

2008

Paper coffee cup

6 x 6 cm
Westies Wet Weekend
Paul Westcombe
Westies Wet Weekend

2008

Paper coffee cup

12 x 9 cm
You're Hardly Ever Here And When You're Here You're Bored
Paul Westcombe
You're Hardly Ever Here And When You're Here You're Bored

2008

Paper coffee cup

13.5 x 9 cm
Text by Ben Street

Paul Westcombe's BIOGRAPHY

Paul Westcombe
Born in Inverness, Scotland, in 1981
Lives and works in London



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2010
The Liverpool Biennial, The Cooperative Space,"The Symbols Pursue Me". Liverpool

2009
Jerwood Space Installation, Just food for the Midgies. London

2007
Mural Installation N.A.T.O uk – Brussels
Westies Wet Weekend- Royal College of Art London

2005
Sex is boring- Royal College of Art , Hockney Space


GROUP EXHIBTIONS


2012
London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2011
Transition Gallery- ‘Gilding the Lily’
Danielle Arnaud Gallery, ‘Condensation’, London
London art fair Monika Bobinska Gallery, London.

2010
Standing on the Frontier, Madam Lillies, London
Heart Of Glass - 20 Hoxton Gallery, London

2009
In Between The Lines: Recent British Drawings, Trinity Contemporaries , London
Kunskog , Five hundred Dollars, London
Mill- Monika Bobinska
Quartair gallery 'The Living swamp' – Netherlands , The Hague

2008
New Contempories
Art Auction Hospice - Shoreditch Church - London

2007
Jerwood Drawing prize, London
Nativity - Gallery 39, London
My Penguin - Gallery 39, London
Hunters Moon , L'est Gallery , London
The Great Exibition - Royal College of Art London

2006
Republic, L'est gallery - London
Spent, Three Colts Gallery London
Pleasure Yourself, Royal College of Art - London

2003
Royal Scottish Academy Schools Show, Edinburgh