|“These are emotional pictures…” Duncan says of his work. “Picasso’s there, Kerouac, Stan Lee and Walt Disney if you look close enough.” The work of Paul Duncan speaks of many things.
Hailed as the Basquiat of the English Art World, patrons include the great Swiss Collector Christian Voight and Led Zeppelin session musician Francis Dunnery. The paintings are powerful, expressions of yearning, struggling, wishing, loving and in some cases the general disorder of a world at odds with itself.
Paul Duncan was born in London in 1966, the son of a builder. He studied art at the Chelsea School of Art in London and received his MA in Fine Art and Painting. Selected shows include 21 Premiere Exhibitions from London to New York to Lusaka Africa where his work is permantly housed in the National Museum.
The British Council of The Arts applauded Duncan’s work in 1998 and since then his Mecca has taken him to France, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Buenos Aires and latest, Williamsburg.
“Paul Duncan is an artist who brawls through the compartments of his mind encountering Jungian beings, fetishist visages, twisted gods and apocalyptic vistas” stated Dominic Shepherd, Fine Artist from Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom in 2003. Certainly this is an artist of our time.