Fusing together an appreciation for crisp graphic elements with emotional freedom, Paul Brotherton has created a style he calls “Abstract Expressionist Design,” which draws on influences from Pop Art, 20th century British abstract artists and the early emergence of graphic design in popular culture. Brotherton’s highly disciplined and aesthetically inspired investigative process layers the explosive, textural marks of a palette knife over thin, liquid drips and a linear grid work. Frequently returning to a vibrant mix of bright orange, crimson, aqua blues and white, Brotherton applies the clear, unblended hues of his acrylic paints to the canvas in decisive movements, striking the surface directly with a sense of immediacy.
Born in Cheshire in the North of England where he currently lives and works as a professional artist, teacher and lecturer, Brotherton studied at the University of Wolverhampton and the Institute of Education at the University of London. His works have appeared in numerous solo and group shows throughout England, including the Chase Contemporary Art Exhibition in both 2006 and 2007.