The month's best artists called Paul

Gay subculture, statues of Tupac, blank canvases; Pauls are exhibiting everywhere

Notes to Self, (2011)
Notes to Self, (2011) Paul McDevitt

There’s nothing like a name. As artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (currently on show at Sadie Coles), fka Spartacus Chetwynd, fka as Lali Chetwynd, understands. Thomas, for example, is a big name in the art world - particularly with Germans (Ruff, Scheibitz, Rehberger, Demand, Schutte, Bayrle). But this month is a chance for the Pauls, Paulos, Paulinas to shine.

PAUL KNEALE

London-based Canadian artist Paul Kneale is one of the co-founders of Library +, a great project space in a former book house in Rotherhithe. This is his first solo show on Hackney Road’s Andor gallery

PV March 14 6-9pm, Andor Gallery.

PAUL P

This is a big year for Paul P – with this solo show and an inclusion in this year’s Whitney Biennale. From intimate drawings, delicate abstract paintings and furniture works, Paul’s work often takes the starting point of historical gay subculture.

Showing until April 19, Broadway 1602Whitney Biennale until May 25.

PAUL SHARITS

Sharits was king of the experimental film scene with his wild installations of image loops, sound elements, colour waves. The late artist was included in Rowing Projects. Rowing Projects new group show A Speculum That Shines alongside artists like Jim Shaw and Cathy Wilkes.

PV March 14, Rowing Projects.

ZOE PAUL

Ms Paul is included in the inaugural exhibition at Oval SpaceA Blinded Nomad Draws A Zodiac, examining displacement. Her work ranges from collage pieces filled with neo-classical references to large objects that touch on the history of sculpture.

PV March 13 6-9pm, Oval Space

PAUL MCCARTHY

McCarthy is the big P. An artist who could almost claim the moniker above all others. The incredible early black and white video experiments at Space Studios shed a light on artist in progress.

Showing until March 16, Space Studios.

RYAN WILSON PAULSEN & ANNA GRAY

Paulsen is part of a collaborative duo included in the brilliant looking Teen Paranomal Romance at the Renaissance Society in Chicago. Their work ranges from text drawings to sculptures made with bricks to books printed on tin cans.

Showing until April 13, Renaissance Society in Chicago.

 

PAUL CZERLITZI

This is the perfect Paul for those with a love for abstraction. Born in Poland, but based between Paris and Düsseldorf, Czerlitzi who is showing at Art Cologne with gallery Laurent Godin next month, makes ultra minimal abstract canvases and digital print works.

Showing April 10-13, Art Cologne.

PAULINE BOUDRY & RENATE LORENZ

Pauline makes films, installations and performance works with Renate Lorenz. They are about to open a show at Marcelle Alix in Belleville in Paris called Journal Notes from Back Stage.

PV March 21, Marcelle Alix.

PAOLO CHIASERA

Paolo recently launched Il Stile in Berlin, which is described as a “Nomadic Canvas-based Artist Run Exhibition Space”. Fingers crossed it also includes his own varied practise which ranges from painting to sculptures of Tupac.

PAUL MCDEVITT

McDevitt reworks personal and art history in his exceptionally produced drawings, paintings and sculptures. He is showing as part of a group exhibition on the legacy of Henry Moore and Francis Bacon at Steven Freidman.

Mar 14 - Apr 26, Steven Freidman.

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