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Paul Normansell

Normansell was born in 1978 in Birmingham, United Kingdom, into a working class family. He spent most of his schooldays paying little attention to the lessons and more time doodling.

It was at this stage that he began experimenting with circles and dots, which became prominent features in his later work. His art teacher Mrs. Kimble noticed his individual creative talent and quickly took him under her wing.

His keen interest in music was beginning to influence his work, and led to a prolonged phase of 'visual sound' imagery. "The foundation of my work originates from the relationship between art and music. I wanted to try and create a link between color, shape and sound. My abstract paintings are based on color studies exploring how colors can stimulate feelings, emotions within a person, the different meanings each color has, and it's power to evoke a certain response from the viewer."

After completing his 1st Class Honors degree at the Birmingham Institute of Fine Art, Normansell exhibited his work. His first post-graduate collection was immediately sold out even though the prices were extraordinarily high for such a little known artist. A gallery owner spotted his talent and instantly signed him up.

A major step in Paul's artistic evolution was the iconic portrait work, which entered the world of high fashion through on-trend images of ultimate desirability and unattainable perfection. High profile fashion assignments have included a range of portraits of supermodels Kate Moss and Agyness Deyn. The work caught the attention of major fashion brands after appearing in ultra-cool style journals.

GQ Magazine featured Normansell as the 'Man of the Month'. In 2008, Normansell was personally approached by Brandon Flowers, front-man of US rock band The Killers. A fan of Paul's work, Flowers commissioned him to create the cover artwork for their third album 'Day & Age', which is now multi-platinum, selling over 3 million copies to date. Rolling Stone Magazine championed the artwork voting it as the "Best Album Cover of the Year" and MTV voted it as "Best Album Art of the Decade".

In 2010 Normansell was one of the featured in "King of Pop" a book by Lemon. More recently Normansell paired up with Marlow guitars to create a custom Sid and Nancy Electric Guitar. The guitar was featured in both Shortlist and GQ Styles Magazines. Normansell also recently had a full feature article and interview in French People Magazine.

Following a string of sell out shows and media attention Paul has become one of the most sought after contemporary artists, receiving international acclaim and exhibiting as far afield as Japan, the United States and Australia. We are proud to be exhibiting Paul's first solo exhibition in the United States in June of 2015.
 
     
 


Paul Normansell

"Technicolor"

2015, Gloss Paint on Polished Aluminium , 28 x 20 inches , Framed to 36 x 28 inches

$13000



 
 


Paul Normansell

"Break On Through to the Other Side"

Artist Proof Print on Aluminum, 3/20, 29 x 22 inches, Framed to 32.5 x 25.5 inches

$1500



 
 


Paul Normansell

"Tears Dry on Their Own"

Print on Aluminium, 18/195, 29 x 22 inches, Framed to 32.5 x 25.5 inches

$1200



 
 


Paul Normansell

"Love Kate Forever"

2015, Gloss Paint on Polished Aluminium, 31.5 x 24 inches, Framed to 39.5 x 32 inches
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Paul Normansell

"Retrospective"

2015, Gloss Paint on Polished Aluminium, 24 x 20 inches, Framed to 32 x 28 inches
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Paul Normansell

"Cheer Up Boy Your Makeup's Running"

2015, Acrylic Gloss Paint on Acetate mounted to Aluminium, 15 x 11 inches , Framed to 32 x 27 inches
Sold

 
 


Paul Normansell

"When We Were Young"

2015, Acrylic Gloss Paint on Acetate mounted to Aluminium, 15 x 11 inches, Framed to 32 x 27 inches
Sold

 
 


Paul Normansell

"Magic Mirror Shows My...."

2015, Acrylic Gloss Paint on Acetate mounted to Aluminium, 15 x 11 inches, Framed to 32 x 27 inches
Sold

 
 


Paul Normansell

"James Dean, The Rebel"

Print on Aluminium, 46/195, 20 x 15 inches, Framed to 23.5 x 18.5 inches
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Paul Normansell

"Elvis, The King"

2015, Print on Aluminum, 45/195, 20 x 15 inches, Framed to 23.5 x 18.5 inches
Sold

 
 


Paul Normansell

"Marilyn, The Blonde"

2015, Print on Aluminum, 47/195, 20 x 15 inches, Framed to 23.5 x 18.5 inches
Sold

 
 


Paul Normansell

"James Bond"

Gloss on Aluminium, 24 x 32 inches
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Paul Normansell

"Kate Moss"

Gloss on Aluminium, 24 x 32 inches
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Paul Normansell

"Marilyn Monroe"

Gloss on Aluminium, 24 x 32 inches
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Paul Normansell

"Fluorescent Adolescent "

Gloss on Aluminum, 48 x 37 inches
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Paul Normansell

"Another Late Night"

Gloss on Aluminum, 48 x 37 inches
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Paul Normansell

"Afro Medusa"

Gloss on Aluminum , 51 x 39 inches
Sold

 
   
 

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