Rather than focusing on a specific style,Paul Costelloe relies on emotion and impulse when creating his paintings. His love of colour and draughtsman-ship is deftly demonstrated through quick and controlled brush strokes. There is a sense of journey in Paul's work - He travels through the media of fashion, but also through the vibrantly differing landscapes of the world: China, Marrakesh and Australia to name a few. Paul's work has been shown across the world in Ireland, London, Milan, Tokyo and further afield.
Paul-Emmet graduated from the university of Brighton with a BA in fine art painting in 2005 followed by an MA in fine art from the Grays School of Art in 2007. His love for painting began when he attended an art class at the age of 8 which was run by Irish artist Pauline Bewick. Even then, at a young age, he had a very distinctive style which was brightly coloured and consisted of very bold shapes which was very eye catching to the eye. As the years have gone on, his style has very much progressed. His work now is very much focused on the flatness of colour and the elimination of perspective adds to his personal take on the modern abstract cubist style. His use of the palette knife and brush strokes create a resonant atmosphere and an almost sculptural presence in each painting he produces.
There have been several artists who have influenced his work over the years, and they are Patrick Heron, Matisse, Alan Davie and Ben Nicholson.
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William Costelloe graduated with a BA from Camberwell College of Art in London where he specialised in Fine Art Painting. He then went on to complete his Masters in Fine Art Painting at Chelsea College of Art, London.
William Costelloe constructs his ‘Boxing Series’ works using a distinctive painting and drawing process which unites the figures within the boxing club surroundings. His series is more of an exploration of visual surface and texture with a focus on movement and the objects within a conventional boxing club.
Composition, which is integral to William’s work, is shown with formality and balance that underpins the energy of the boxer’s movements.
In his 'Absence and Presence Series', William focuses on pubs, cafes and old brasseries.
The central theme to William's works are the objects which are associated within these interior spaces such as empty pint glasses, leather sofas and beer stained tables. William's deliberation of not using figures within his works was developed to create a tension between the work and the viewer. Therefore leaving the paintings to a viewer's interpretation and questioning what is in the work and can a relationship between painting and viewer be created looking at objects? He develops this idea further using a muted palette to enhance the atmosphere and depth living within the works.
Nicholas Costelloe is an artist and animator. He studied BA Fine Art at Wimbledon School of Art, and went on to achieve an MA in Character Animation at Central St. Martins.
After completing an internship at the prestigious animation house, Cartoon Saloon in Ireland, and short courses in 3D animation, Nicholas is now working as a full-time freelance animator.
His paintings feature a range of different styles, from experimenting with figurines and collage, to the dark reflections of his own personal psyche, to a presence of spirituality, to various views of London, and scenes of the Sicilian lifestyle.
Nicholas’ influence of film and visual media is shown in most of his works to date. Bold colours, strong compositional elements as well as large-scale canvases, brings the viewer into the ‘big screen’. Nicholas’ use of grand scale environments and perspective in his works forces the viewer to connect with each and every depiction of the subject that is present in all of his paintings. He takes inspiration from classic artists such as Francis Bacon, as well as Edward Hopper.