Paul Winstanley

Paul Winstanley was born in 1954 in Manchester, England. He attended Cardiff College of Art, Cardiff before completing his training at the Slade School of Fine Art, London from 1976-78. Winstanley works within the traditional genres of landscape, interior, still life and the figure to create detailed, realistic paintings and prints of uninhabited landscapes, deserted passages, lobbies, walkways and interiors, all rendered in a muted palette. More recently, the artist has depicted Alpine scenes of mountains, trees and rushing water, reappropriating historical landscape paintings to explore the aesthetics of the sublime.

He has been exhibiting internationally since the late 1970s and has had solo exhibitions in London, Paris, Munich, Hamburg, Dublin, New York, Los Angeles and in Auckland, New Zealand, where a major retrospective of his work was presented at Artspace in 2008. He won the first prize of the Unilever Award at the Whitechapel Open in 1989, and two years later was artist-in-residence at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge. His work featured in the Tate Gallery's Art Now series exhibition in 1997.

His work is represented in several public and private collections in Europe and the United States, including Tate; the British Museum; British Council; Government Art Collection, London; MoMA, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and Fonds National d'art Contemporain, Paris.

Paul Winstanley lives and works in London.


Paul Winstanley: Reprise

7 June - 27 July 2024

Cristea Roberts Gallery is delighted to present Reprise, an exhibition of new prints and paintings by Paul Winstanley. Best-known for his photorealistic paintings of liminal and transitory spaces, Winstanley’s new body of work re-invents early nineteenth-century paintings of mountainous landscapes.

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Paul Winstanley in conversation with Charlotte Mullins

Artist Paul Winstanley speaks to historian, writer and broadcaster Charlotte Mullins about his new body of Art School paintings and prints.

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