Paul Vanstone

Paul Vanstone has inherited an ancient fascination with the potential of marble and alabaster.  He is intrigued by its hardness and light-reflecting qualities. He visits the quarries and stoneyards of Carrara and Pietrasanta to choose huge blocks of stone and, with a mixture of classical and contemporary techniques, transforms them into works which portray the hopefulness of the human figure, the flow of covering cloth, or the tenderness of meeting lips.   

Paul trained in Sculpture at Central & St Martin’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He was awarded the Darwin Scholarship in 1990, the Royal Academy of Art Travel Scholarship in 1992 and the Henry Moore Award in 1991 and 1992. Paul worked in Italy at the traditional marble carving studios near Carrara. On his return to the UK, Paul became an assistant to leading British sculptor, Anish Kapoor, for five years. He has exhibited at a number of major galleries and sculpture gardens in the UK including the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Chelsea Flower show. Paul works in his studio in West London.  

http://www.paulvanstone.co.uk

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