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Paul Broomfield: Conscious While the World Sleeps

SEEN recently covered the ‘Contemporary Vanitas’ exhibition at the fabulous Lights of Soho Gallery, so we were thrilled to discover that one of the artists from that show, Paul Broomfield, has a solo show coming up tomorrow at Notting Hill’s Tabernacle.

SEEN recently covered the ‘Contemporary Vanitas’ exhibition at the fabulous Lights of Soho Gallery, so we were thrilled to discover that one of the artists from that show, Paul Broomfield, has a solo show coming up tomorrow at Notting Hill’s Tabernacle.

Paul’s process involves the art of assemblage. He collects antique taxidermy or ethically sourced new taxidermy and combines them with vintage objects from his own extensive collection. He adds gold or silver and displays them in boxes. Paul comments: “My work follows the thinking of Marcel Proust, the early 20th century novelist who wrote ‘In Search of Lost Time (À la Recherche du Temps Perdu)’, which examines the concept of a memory triggered by an object.”

The exhibition promises to provoke memories and emotions in the viewer, inviting us to examine our responses as much as admire the pieces. What will we make of the taxidermied buzzard or pike, glittering with gold leaf? Or centuries-old bones carefully juxtaposed with antique objects by the artist? SEEN cannot resist art with a narrative and will be attending the exhibition with an open mind.

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July 13th – 16th 2016
12pm – 9pm

The Tabernacle
35 Powis Square (off Portobello Road)
London
W11 2AY

www.paulbroomfield.co.uk