Welcome to paulmaloneart.com. Paul is an Irish artist and has been painting and drawing all his life. His current series of abstract paintings explore the ways in which we see unintentional beauty in nature. They are inspired by natural process such as fluid dynamics, mineral deposition, chemical reactions, cloud formation, plate tectonics and erosion. Each piece is not only an object of art, but a record of the physical forces which helped to create it. As a result the colourful forms in the work should seem familiar and timeless.
You are invited to look at these paintings in the same way as you would upon natural formations, water, clouds, or fire. This is why the paintings are left untitled. Paul has signed the top side of each painting rather than the front surface to remove all distraction. Viewers should engage with the work on their own terms. Paul is inspired by the work of Abstract Impressionists and Tonalists. He modifies standard art media and occassionally makes his own paints. He uses small amounts of local limestone to directly link the paintings to the environment. In addition to using traditional art materials and techniques, he takes advantage of the properties of light, gravity and erosion. These properties become apparent by radically changing the viewing angle, distance or the intensity of illumination upon the work.