Paul Snell examines the possibilities of abstraction and minimalism in photo-media. He investigates the transformation of photographic modes of production and the manipulation of data to invent new visual forms. His photographic prints are are not representations of certain realities; they are their own reality and involve furthering the concepts of reduction (of form, space, line and material) and the effect of colour as visual signature.Read More
Snell graduated from The Tasmanian School of Art in 1989 and later completed Honours there in 1995 also being admitted to the Deans Roll of Excellence. In 2010 he travelled and researched in London and New York and in 2011 was awarded his Master of Creative Arts from the University of Tasmania. Snell has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in Tasmania, Victoria, NSW, Queensland and in New York. His work is held in numerous private and public collections including Artbank and the Justin House Museum, Melbourne. In 2015 he was the winner of the Whyalla Art Prize.
Text courtesy Gallery 9.