Plus One Gallery artist Paul Day has spent over twenty years developing a highly personal approach to figurative sculpture with a particular interest in representing the figure in architectural space using high-relief, an art form that combines drawn composition and fully rounded sculpture.
Over the years he has developed a form of art singularly difficult to categorise in terms of contemporary artistic idioms. His high relief sculptures in terracotta, resin and bronze have been exhibited widely in Europe and are appreciated not least for their peculiarly personal approach to perspective, as seen in ‘Brussels, an urban comedy’, a 25 metre long terracotta frieze in the Royal Galleries of Saint-Hubert in Brussels.
His exhibitions attract considerable interest from both the public and media alike. This appeal of an artist who is unquestionably of his time but whose world links up with a longstanding tradition is rare. Day has the themes of Urbanity and the City at the heart of his artistic practice and, in order to represent them, has elaborated a perspective of subjectivity.
Since his first solo show in Paris in 1995, Paul Day has undertaken many commissions and exhibitions in Europe, the United States and Canada. It was in 2001 that Paul Day was chosen to create a monument to the Battle of Britain, the completed work which sits on the Victoria Embankment. This was the first public monument to be sited in his home country. Since then other monuments in London have followed, notably ‘The Meeting Place’ in St Pancras International Station (a 9 meter tall sculpture) and ‘The Queen Mother Memorial’ on the Mall.
Paul is currently working on two major commissions, one sculpture project for the City of Westminster, as well as a monument project for a major London football club.
Day’s pieces can be found in various important collections, including but not limited to Buckingham Palace; The Palace of Westminster; the Fine Art Museum of Houston, USA; Arizona State University Museum, USA; The Gardiner Museum of Ceramics, Toronto; Brussels Regional Parliament and Mannheimer Versicherung, Germany. There is permanent Paul Day exhibition in Musee des Beaux Arts, Beaune, France.
Paul Day lives and works in France.
Paul Day Solo Show: Sculptor Paul Day continues to innovate with his new portrait sculptures and architectural relief pieces.