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PJ Riley
Digitally Represented Artist
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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  • CREATION THEORY: Afro Angel
Acrylic on Canvas
54" x 48" 

    CREATION THEORY: Afro Angel

    Acrylic on Canvas
    54" x 48"
  • CREATION THEORY: Birth of an IDEA
Acrylic & Spraypaint on Canvas
60" x 50" 

    CREATION THEORY: Birth of an IDEA

    Acrylic & Spraypaint on Canvas
    60" x 50"
  • CREATION THEORY: Orb in Creation Haze
Acrylic & Spraypaint on Canvas
48" x 54" 

    CREATION THEORY: Orb in Creation Haze

    Acrylic & Spraypaint on Canvas
    48" x 54"
  • CREATION THEORY: The Doors We Choose
Acrylic, Oil & Ink on Canvas
54" x 48" 

    CREATION THEORY: The Doors We Choose

    Acrylic, Oil & Ink on Canvas
    54" x 48"
  • CREATION THEORY: We are all Floating in an Unformed Space  (green)
Digital Art and Acrylic on Canvas
59" x 48" 

    CREATION THEORY: We are all Floating in an Unformed Space
    (green)

    Digital Art and Acrylic on Canvas
    59" x 48"
  • FOREST KINGS: A Bear, Owl, Butterflies and Wolves
Acrylic & Spraypaint on Canvas
50" x 60" 

    FOREST KINGS: A Bear, Owl, Butterflies and Wolves

    Acrylic & Spraypaint on Canvas
    50" x 60"
  • FOREST KINGS: Bat Eared Fox and Friends
Acrylic & Spraypaint on Canvas
48" x 48" 

    FOREST KINGS: Bat Eared Fox and Friends

    Acrylic & Spraypaint on Canvas
    48" x 48"
  • FOREST KINGS: Ghost Tree
Giclee Print on Paper
16" x 20" 

    FOREST KINGS: Ghost Tree

    Giclee Print on Paper
    16" x 20"
  • FOREST KINGS: Mother Nature
Digital Art and Acrylic on Canvas
44" x 40" 

    FOREST KINGS: Mother Nature

    Digital Art and Acrylic on Canvas
    44" x 40"
  • FOREST KINGS: Parenting  (red)
Giclee Print on Paper
24" x 24" 

    FOREST KINGS: Parenting
    (red)

    Giclee Print on Paper
    24" x 24"
  • FOREST KINGS: The Third Eye
Giclee Print on Paper
24" x 24" 

    FOREST KINGS: The Third Eye

    Giclee Print on Paper
    24" x 24"
  • FOREST KINGS: Tigers Bees and Manatees
Digital Art and Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 20" 

    FOREST KINGS: Tigers Bees and Manatees

    Digital Art and Acrylic on Canvas
    20" x 20"
  • INFINITY: A Cheerful Painting About Death  (and everyone you'll meet there)
Acrylic & Spraypaint on Canvas
36" x 54" 

    INFINITY: A Cheerful Painting About Death
    (and everyone you'll meet there)

    Acrylic & Spraypaint on Canvas
    36" x 54"
  • MOTHERHOOD: Golden Journey  (diptych)
Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
18" x 28" 

    MOTHERHOOD: Golden Journey
    (diptych)

    Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
    18" x 28"
  • MOTHERHOOD: Our Golden Journey
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 16" 

    MOTHERHOOD: Our Golden Journey

    Acrylic on Canvas
    20" x 16"
  • NO CONCEPT OF BLACK/WHITE: Ballerina Girls
Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 12" 

    NO CONCEPT OF BLACK/WHITE: Ballerina Girls

    Acrylic on Canvas
    16" x 12"
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PJ Riley

It was a mighty banyan tree in Grenada, quietly resting by the shores of a Caribbean lagoon, that first sparked Paul Riley’s desire to paint. The clear line of the horizon and the undulating silhouette of the peninsula opposite his house inspired his first series of paintings. Living by the ocean, surrounded by tropical vegetation, he witnessed the richness and munificence of nature, while at the same time its inherent fragility. Most of his paintings have an element of fertility or creation in them, either as bumps, embryos, or food chains, resting on the idea that “everything relies on everything else,” as Riley likes to put it. The primary subject of his work is the very tree that ignited his artistic passion; a microcosm enshrining ecosystems of flora and fauna. Teeming with life, his trees are inhabited by a myriad of creatures and spirit animals, whose eyes peer through the foliage and trunk, curiously or at times minaciously. Riley defines his style as “Natural Constructivism” in deference to the greater building blocks of creation, the structures underlying the formation of animals and plants. In his work, he strives for perfect symmetry, as a way to reverse the chaos that is inherently present in the world. Using the limited supplies he finds on the island, he digitally elaborates his original painting back onto a canvas primed with orange gesso and then continues to modify it with acrylic and spray paint. His primary influences are Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art.

Riley has worn many hats in his life. After graduating from the former London’s Royal College of Art, he enjoyed a successful career as an industrial designer. Most notably, he designed and manufactured a plastic spoon for Häagen-Dazs, keyrings for fashion legend Vivienne Westwood, and had one of his drawings featured in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. After a spell as a rock musician and a property remodeler, he moved from the UK to Grenada, where he devotes himself entirely to painting.