Paul Howard

Fine Art, BA (Hons)

Other

About me

My art practice as it has developed, has made many convoluted twists, and turns. But it is only now that I can see a convergence. Possibly a personal journey of self-realisation and personal acceptance of who and what I am. In its present manifestation, I have asked what my place in this world is and who am I. The works are driven by the timeless obsession of humanity, to state their case, I have a presence, I have been here, therefore I exist.

This perspective was driven by why! Having been involve in street art for many years, I decided to investigate, initially, urban tagging. This subject totally evokes the person, the place and that I exist. These are the marks that define my journey, my body, and a place in time. An unknown language, to the viewer, but hopefully the understanding that there is a voice and a story.

I wished to explore the use of the mark from an early contemporary urban perspective to its present form. I desire to engage the reader in the appreciation of what may initially appear to be a “scrawl” down some dark alley do still have meaning in our current social space. Beyond that I wished will investigate how this has developed over time, to become part of the excepted white box gallery space environment.

Calligram

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Calligram

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Calligram

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Calligram

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Keywords: calligraffiti, calligraphy, abstract, text