‘just go away and paint’

Paul Sonabend – Moon and Sun, 12 Star Gallery, European Commission, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1, until 3rd June 2016

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Of Polish/German heritage the artist Paul Sonabend was born in Liverpool in 1957 but now lives and works in Bath.  He briefly studied at Bristol Art College but his course tutor gave him the wise advice to ‘just go away and paint’.

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This exhibition amply reveals how good that advice was and despite discerning the influences of German Expressionists and the American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in his works they remain truly his own.



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