Paul David Chisholm
PRIVATE VIEW: Friday 8th March 6-9pm
OPEN: Saturday and Sunday 9-10th March 12-6pm
The concept to put on a show of paintings simply for the medium of the material is so old fashioned it’s practically antique stated Laura Cummings in a Guardian Article in 2013. So in that vain of thinking we bring you the new fashion……
Paint! What is the state of Contemporary painting today? Well these four Artists from Chelsea College of Art put on a diverse range of styles and ways of making to explore exactly this issue. When asked Is Painting dead? Yawn stated Charles Saatchi in 2009. Ten years later and that statement still rings true. What a stupid question to ask…. !
Chelsea College of Art is World renowned for producing some of the biggest names in Contemporary Painting today and these four students are well on their way too.
Some 100 years earlier a rather well known painter stated “Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the artists soul” Vincent Van Goth
Paint in its very simplest form is pigment and a binder but once transformed by the Artist it becomes something else something magical inexplicable and a source of wonderment. It is as Van Goth said the Artists soul.
Each of the artists in this exhibition have something unique to say a different perspective on painting, its medium, its message and its soul……
Paul Chisholm has said of his paintings that its a process which allows his soul to explore and express his deepest fears and emotions. His current series “ Clowning around the jokes on us? explores exactly this issue.
Shefali Asija goes on to say Science fills me with awe and captures my imagination and gives me a philosophical view of life and with my painting i explore its ability to capture these qualities to engage viewer curiuosioty and to get them to think about the nature of existence.
Lelia Byron’s perspective is I paint stories of people and places both real and imagined. Everything in this world has a story: objects, people, and places. I am a lover of stories and a storyteller myself. I paint individuals, but I also see my work as an exploration of the universality of human dreams, needs, struggles, and joys.
Youngchen says As a painter, do i express openness? When a painter agonises over how to select an object and express it, the object is not the object of reality. It is an object that everyone knows but the object in my painting is the subject of my own thinking at that moment of expression.
So all in all Painting as a medium and as a message encapsulates the whole of the human spirit. Painting is very much alive !!!
White Conduit Projects opened in Central London location at 1 White Conduit Street N1 in November 2014. It is showcasing Japanese artists and designers alongside British and international artists in a programme of innovative exhibitions across a variety of media.
VISUAL AIDS PRESENTS THE 21ST ANNUAL POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE BENEFIT FRIDAY, FEB. 22 – SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2019 AT BORTOLAMI IN TRIBECA Participating artists: Laurie Simmons, Marcel Dzama, Marilyn Minter, Catherine Opie, Barbara Hammer, Kiki Smith, William Wegman, Mary Heilmann, and many more! Image credit: Postcards from the Edge 2018, Steven Rosen Photography PREVIEW PARTY: Friday, February 22, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. BENEFIT SALE: Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. & Sunday, February 24, 2019 from noon – 4:00 p.m. New York, October 24, 2018 – Visual AIDS is pleased to announce the 21st edition of Postcards from the Edge, the organization’s first annual benefit event of the year for 2019. Widely known as one of Visual AIDS’ most exciting benefits, Postcards from the Edge provides an opportunity for the public to purchase original pieces of postcard-sized artwork by both established and emerging artists for only $85 each. The 21st annual sale will be held from February 22nd to 24th, 2019 at host gallery Bortolami, located on 39 Walker Street in Tribeca, New York City. Each year Visual AIDS calls on artists from around the world to create and donate a 4” x 6” piece of original artwork.
This year, acclaimed artists such as Stephen Andrews, Nancy Burson, Kathe Burkhart, Geoff Chadsey, Paul Chisholm, Moyra Davey, Marcel Dzama, Adriana Farmiga, Avram Finkelstein, Judy Glantzman, Barbara Hammer, Jane Hammond, Mary Heilmann, Joyce Kozloff, Julie Mehretu, Marilyn Minter, Catherine Opie, Kiki Smith, Laurie Simmons, Barbara Takenaga, William Wegman, Rob Wynne, and 2 others will be joining a wide range of talented artists in submitting new works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, collage and mixed media. Over 1,500 postcard-sized artworks will be on display, and each will be uniformly priced at $85. All works are displayed anonymously, with the artist’s identity revealed only after the work has been purchased. Postcards from the Edge continues to draw a dynamic crowd of contemporary art enthusiasts as well as the general public. The fundraiser has attracted an impressive following with many eager fans camping overnight to ensure that they are one of the first guests through the door on the first day of the sale. The two-day Benefit Sale of postcard-sized art begins on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and continues through Sunday, February 24, from noon – 4:00 p.m. Admission to the Benefit Sale is first-come, first-served with the suggested donation of $5 each day. The Preview Party will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Admission includes 2 raffle tickets for the chance to win first choice of any postcard that evening. The party will also include a silent auction of art and VIP passes allowing the highest bidder to bypass the line on Saturday morning. Advanced ticket purchase will be available soon at www.visualaids.org. The Preview Party is the only chance to see the entire exhibition. No sales. All postcards are $85, but as a way for Visual AIDS to show its appreciation, anyone who purchases four postcards will receive a fifth one for free. On Sunday, guests who purchase two works will receive the third for free. Whether the works purchased are created by a famous or newly-discovered artist, all collectors walk away with a piece of art they love, knowing the money raised will support art programs raising AIDS awareness. History of Visual AIDS’ Postcards from the Edge 2019 will mark the 21st year of Visual AIDS’ Postcards from the Edge benefit, and the impressive 21-year run of this event is a testament to its effectiveness as a fundraising tool. Visual AIDS first held Postcards from the Edge in 1998 and has since raised about $800,000 via this annual fundraiser.
Since the event’s conception, over 20,000 postcard-sized works have been donated by artists from around the world. Noteworthy artists who have participated in past years include: Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Leon Golub, Sol LeWitt, Barbara Kruger, Frank Moore, Elizabeth Murray, Nancy Spero, Yoko Ono, Tom Wesselmann, and many others. By participating in Postcards from the Edge, artists and collectors support the mission of Visual AIDS, enabling the organization to produce contemporary art programs that promote AIDS awareness and support artists living with HIV. About Visual AIDS Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over. Visual AIDS is the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness through producing and presenting visual art projects, while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS. Visual AIDS is committed to preserving and honoring the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement. For additional information on Visual AIDS, please visit www.VisualAIDS.org
Blue Dot Generation presents ‘The Arts for Education’ at House of Vans. A 4-day immersive event of art, photography, performances, documentaries, panel discussions, sport, fashion, workshops and music, aimed at educating us all on the damage we are doing to the oceans.
This event is an opportunity for old, young, green and non-green audiences to engage and and their own connection to the planet through creative education. BDG is a sustainability platform promoting the use of the arts for education. By engaging local communities and inspiring international audiences it will transform the relationship between humans and the blue planet. Blue Dot Generation brings together artists, scientists and entrepreneurs who are exploring solutions to the problems our planet is facing. Science and art are both human efforts to understand, explore and describe the world around us, to communicate and share a vision of the world in different ways. Blue Dot Generation aims to harness these powers to educate and engage communities and inspire a change in how we treat the planet.
Our venue, House of Vans, is where “Of the Wall” lives. It’s a place where imagination lets loose over concrete bowls, art installations, workshops and concert stages, inspiring every person who runs, rolls, or stomps through its door. Located in Chicago, Illinois and Waterloo, London, as well as pop-ups around the world, House of Vans is home to the creativity that moves us.
In the vaults under London’s busiest station, Blue Dot Generation will bring the ocean to the city. Driven by their passion to make a difference, Blue Dot will change people’s habits by helping them visualise the seriousness of the challenges all living things are facing. Although London is far from the sea, this immersive event will transform the relationship between humans and the oceans.
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I'm pleased to announce that i have been accepted onto the Fine Art Masters at Chelsea College of Art starting in October 2018. This has been a long term goal for myself to finally afford the space, time and money and shear genius to be accepted on such a prestigious course. I have spent the greater part of my Artistic career living in London but after being rejected by the Royal College of Arts in around 2007, I almost gave up hope of ever being able to progress to such an institution. Now I will gracefully join the ranks of Artist's including David Hockney, Richard Deakon, Patrick Caulfield, Elazabeth Fink, Anthony Caro, Franko B, Anish Kapoor, Helen Chadwick, Rebbeca Warren, Gillian Wearing and of course Dirk Bogard ! Name dropping aside the chance to study and work with a new generation of Artists and my contemporaries next to Tate Britain and further develop and expand my practice to a wider audience will be a life changing and challenging year ! I can't wait !
Im pleased to say my work " Suffocating Oceans" will be exhibited as a part of the Charity " Blue dot generation at The House of Vans in London. Please see below for more details...
Thanks to the lovely paparazzi ...........
I was photographed outside the annual Terrence Higgins Trust auction at Christies in London where " IAM NOT AN ABOMINATION" AND " OUR INJURIES" Were on exhibition for this hugely worthy chairity. The kind people at Getty Images have purchased the rights to this image and you can now purchase it for as little as £495! Please see the link for purchases or click HERE
Paul chisholm’s “ Our Injuries are invisible” and “ I am not an abomination : is to go on auction at Christies on April the 16th in Aid of the Terrence Higgins Trust in support of people with HIV. The event is one of London’s most successful charity auctions and a night like no other. A champagne reception is followed by an evening of frantic bidding for world-renowned artwork, luxury travel lots and exciting celebrity experiences.
In “ Our injuries are invisible “ Paul Chisholm comments on the internal struggles with mental health many people living with HIV endure. Often the focus is on the physical effects of the virus and mental health can be brushed under the carpet.
Chisholm explains: ‘A visible injury is clear for all to see, however sometimes our injuries are invisible to the world. The state of our mental wellbeing is not as obvious to some as a broken leg or a physical wound. ‘Without treatment HIV slowly disables the immune system and when living with the virus today, mental wellbeing is as important as the daily drugs regime. This allows us to live a fulfilling life in a world with seven days, seven continents, seven deadly sins and seven colours of the rainbow.’
In i am not an Abomination he explores religious persecution, particularly in relation to sexuality.
Chisholm explains: ‘Leviticus 20:13 tells us “a man who sleeps with another man is an abomination and should be executed”.
‘The deliberate misinterpretation of language - using the Bible to justify actions and causes is a recurrent event. From the Crusades to the Holocaust to slavery, these ancient words have been harnessed for hate and oppression. The words in Leviticus are being misquoted and used to oppress, silence and kill in the name of “God”.
‘In the original version of the Bible the word “Tavoha” - which literally means “taboo” has been translated to mean something entirely different. ‘The Bible also says its an abomination to eat shellfish, so here’s to a prawn cocktail or oysters and Champagne.’
Last year the online and live auctions combined raised a staggering £401,258. Over its history the event has raised over £3 million to make a difference to the lives of people living with and affected by HIV.
The Chapter 1 Exhibition @ The Old Biscuit Factory curated by Artnumber 23 was a finely crafted exhibition Below is a link to the exhibition catalogue and an installation shot of " The Earth has a way of preserving itself "
EXHBITION CATALOGUE: LINK https://issuu.com/artnumber23/docs/artnumber23_cat._1.0
Image credit: Silvia Braida.
Press Images from Around the World, The work Viral Load was dubbed The world's Most
Painful Dildo by the World's Media.
Im pleased to anounce my work is up for grabs in aid of the Terrence Higgins Trust !
To buy tickets please see : http://www.tht.org.uk/get-involved/Special-events
To view the online Auction book : https://www.tht.org.uk/~/media/Files/Auction/Auction%202017.pdf
To Bid on My art : https://www.tht.org.uk/get-involved/Special-events/The-Auction/Online-auction-lots/Paul-Chisholm
THT is a charity i will forver be in debt to without them at the end of the phone i may well have jumped of a cold dark mountain in Switzerland... the work they do saves peoples lives !
Curated by Jean Carlomusto, Alexandra Juhasz and Hugh Ryan, "Everyday" explores the AIDS crisis (historically and currently) through the lens of art and ephemera that looks at and evidences daily experiences & practices in response to HIV/AIDS.
November 17 - December 10, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 17, 6–9 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 1pm – 7:00pm
The exhibition includes artwork and ephemera by Babycastles, Anne Balsamo, Barton Lidice Beneš, Jean Carlomusto, Curtis Carman, Paul Chisholm, Ian Clyde, darkroom danny, T De Long, Chloe Dzubilo, Delphine Fawundu-Buford, fierce pussy, Avram Finkelstein, Peggy Frank, Fuck Laws Flash Collective, Gay Men's Health Crisis, Carl George, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, John Hanning, Eva Hayward, Edward Hochschild, Mark S. King, Kia Labeija, Carol Leigh, Nancer Lemoins, Gin Fong Louie, Dale MacDonald, Joyce McDonald, Juanita Mohammed, Ray Navarro, Luna Luis Ortiz, Grahame Perry, Poster Virus, LJ Roberts, Randy Freedomclay Rogers, Fábian Rios Rubino, Ivan Safrin, Dudley Saunders, Loren Schmidt, James Simmonds, Michael Slocum, Southern Living AIDS Quilt, Zara Steadman, Hugh Steers, Nelson Sullivan, Justin B. Terry-Smith, Prashast Thapan, The NAMES Project, James Wentzy, Frederick Weston, Jessica Whitbread, Jon Winet, Albert Winn and Tanya Wischerath.
Curatorial Statement: "AIDS is an everyday experience. By this, we mean it is both common and ongoing; quotidian and unending. Yet its history – like all history – is being written in Boldfaced Names and Significant Dates, especially those from the near past. Like the moon that eclipses the sun because it is closer to our frame of reference, the enormity of that moment of the AIDS crisis threatens to blind us to both the sprawling present and the unknowable future. Moreover, the significance of this artist or that day is always less than the significance of the cumulative reality of life in the time of AIDS.
In EVERYDAY, we bring together work that engages with the “now” of AIDS, both historically and currently. Some of the work uses the materials of AIDS, from pills to pamphlets, while other pieces chronicle daily responses, from protest to prayer. Much of the work speaks in the vernacular of its own moment, whether that be wheatpaste, VHS, or an app. Some of it is made by professional artists whose gift is to speak of and to the world around them, while other pieces were made by intuitive creators who were driven to respond to the crisis as one mode of survival – the same spirit that drove us to make this exhibition.
Someday we will have a cure, and the infrastructure and political will to get it to everyone who needs it. But until then, AIDS is EVERYDAY."
The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation. Public events are supported by Humanities New York.