Paul Farrell is a graphic artist and print maker. His bold, graphic style is the product of observing the world about him as simple form and colour. Born in the 1960s he has adopted an strong interest in graphic arts and a love of pop culture. Before concentrating on a solo career, Farrell had worked as a graphic designer in London for 20 years. He is the author of ‘Great Britain in Colour’ published in 2016 by PanMacmillan, London.
“My interest in Brutalist architecture has been a recent development
I am drawn to their unique symmetry, simplicity and rawness. It’s difficultly at times to understand how they became as they are so distinctly different and repre-sent a true art movement in architecture. The
challenge to myself was could I simplify further each building without losing its identity. I had to illustrate each structure with a weight of line that in turn limited the amount of detail. Most of the buildings seem to possess an exoskeleton and my experiments in line at the time was an appropriate style to use”.
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