Gallery 9 is excited to announce Sectant an exhibition of Paul Snell’s most recent works.
For Snell, “The pause, the gap and the omission are increasingly significant in our saturated image driven society.” Through his work, Snell expresses his desire to replace this sense of saturation with selective sensitisation.
In theme with his recent direction, for Sectant Snell has continued to explore the transformative possibilities for photographic modes of production through the manipulation and exploitation of data to invent new visual forms. His distinctive non-representational forms are photomedia embedded, minimal and abstract. Like unique pieces of code, these forms are sequenced, repeated and paired by the artist specifically to colour relationships he has investigated. The forms are also rhythmic, overlapping and reversing to deliver a unique sensory experience of each work as physical object. Not to be confused with representations of certain realities, in Snell’s own words, these works are their own realities.
Paul 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 taught art for the past 20 years and maintaining his own practice throughout, he has exhibited widely solo and group exhibitions in Tasmania, Victoria, NSW, Queensland and in New York. Most recently he has staged solo shows with Colville Gallery, Jan Manton, Edmund Pearce and at 146 Artspace. His work is held in numerous private and public collections including Artbank and is a current finalist in the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award.