PAUL SNELL
CHROMOPHILIA
17 MAY – 10 JUNE 2017

PAUL SNELL
NY # 40.78N_73.94W 2014
Lambda print face-mounted to 4.5mm Plexiglas
80 × 300 cm

PAUL SNELL
Pulse # 201410 2014
Lambda print face-mounted to 6mm Plexiglas
118cm diameter

PAUL SNELL
Pulse # 201603 2016
Lambda print face-mounted to 6mm Plexiglas
118cm diameter

PAUL SNELL
Lumina # 201601 & # 201602 2016
Lambda print face-mounted to 4.5mm , Plexiglas box
180 × 12 × 12 cm each

PAUL SNELL
Lumina # 201601 (detail)
Lambda print face-mounted to 4.5mm Plexiglas box
180 × 12 × 12 cm


Paul Snell explores the possibilities of abstraction in photomedia. For Chromophilia, he rhythmically repeats, pairs, overlaps and sequences visual data to create luminous abstractions in uncountable varieties of colours. The smooth plexiglas surface of each object gives a screen-like illusion of depth and distance, and as Snell explains it:

invites the viewer into a space of inner contemplation and transcendence.”

Snell has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Australia and internationally. In 2016 he presented a major solo exhibition, Liminal, at the Queen Victoria Museum and Gallery, Launceston and was finalist in the Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award at the Gold Coast City Gallery. In 2015 he was winner of the Whyalla Art Prize. Snell is a graduate of the Tasmanian School of Art and was awarded his Master of Creative Arts from the University of Tasmania in 2011. He is represented in the collections of ArtBank, Devonport Regional Gallery, Burnie Regional Gallery and the Justin House Museum. Chromophilia is Snell’s third exhibition with the gallery.