Paul Abbott is a British artist. He has completed his MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL in 2015 and co-founded the artist-collective Disstemma in 2008. Paul Abbott’s practice encompasses sculpture, video and drawing. He is interested in exploring boundaries of image and object; the abstract and the figurative, and how the fragmenting of narrative can offer new possibilities of discourse. Paul’s work often seeks to reconfigure the familiar while making something-ness from nothing-ness; exploring that edge. Interested in melding real/unreal personal experience and experience mined from our collective consciousness in literature and cinema in particular, his recent work seeks to set up feedback loops between those fictions and realities.
Abbot has exhibited in the UK and internationally. Solo and duo shows include What Hat am I Wearing Today?, MOCA London, London (2017); Double Indemnity, Atelier WRO, Wroclaw, Poland (2017); The Room is the Resonator, The Old Police Station, London (2016); Mile End/Stepney Green/ Wappng, Hackney Wicked, London (2014). Whilst group exhibitions include Happy Hour, curated by Roberto Ekholm, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Melior Place, London (2019); The Past is Always Present, Chelsea Town Hall, London (2019); Colab, Islington Arts Factory, London (2018); Time, The Gate Yard, London (2018); Stations of Water, St Paul's Cathedral, London (2017); Connect: Katowice,Galeria Rondo, Katowice, Poland (2017).