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Paul Snell

Australia Born in: 1968

Paul Snell combines traditional and digital techniques to explore the possibilities of abstraction and minimalism in contemporary photo-media.

He lives and works in Launceston, Tasmania.

He creates small production runs, printing each unique work in an edition of one to three.

His process begins by capturing a location or an object on film with a traditional camera. He then digitally “decodes" the visual information present in that image. After reducing and simplifying the colors and forms, he begins an intensive “re-coding" process, during which the reduced formal elements of the work evolve their own self-referential relationships within a new composition.

This process blurs the boundary between “taking" and “making" a photograph. When the digital composition is complete, Snell converts it into a Chromogenic print using the Lambda printing system, which allows luminous, vibrant, colorful photographic printing onto metallic paper. The print is then mounted onto Plexiglass.

The visual lexicon Snell has developed is informed by the Modernist history of painting, especially minimalism and hard edged abstraction.

Snell has described his artistic practice as a search for “sensory understanding of the physical object."

His images are abstract, yet also declare a certain concrete recognition of their own material substance. Snell intends to create visually arresting works that allow viewers to enter into a contemplative, or even transcendent state. He achieves this through the deployment of rhythmic, harmonious visual structures such as concentric circular or linear patterns.

Color relationships and spatial realities are also of primary importance to Snell. The iconic presence of his works is due in part to the dynamism of the color relationships, in part to the architectonic-yet-open nature of his compositions, and in part to the vibrant, luminous qualities of the surfaces.

His work is included in numerous public and private collections, including that of ArtBank, the Devonport Regional Gallery, the Burnie Regional Gallery, and the Justin House Museum.

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Paul Snell, Intersect # 201600, Photography

Paul Snell

Intersect # 201600, 2016
118 x 118 cm
Photography

$ 4,282

Paul Snell, Bleed # 202025, Photography

Paul Snell

Bleed # 202025, 2020
80 x 60 x 5 cm
Photography

$ 4,416

Paul Snell, NY # 201801, Photography

Paul Snell

NY # 201801, 2018
75 x 220 cm
Photography

$ 6,423

Paul Snell, Bleed # 202005, Photography

Paul Snell

Bleed # 202005, 2020
180 x 115 cm
Photography

$ 6,156

Paul Snell, Orb # 202003, Photography

Paul Snell

Orb # 202003, 2020
50 x 50 x 5 cm
Photography

$ 3,212

Paul Snell, Orb # 201906, Photography

Paul Snell

Orb # 201906, 2019
50 x 50 x 5 cm
Photography

$ 3,212

Paul Snell, Bleed # 202020, Photography

Paul Snell

Bleed # 202020, 2020
60 x 60 x 5 cm
Photography

$ 4,015

Paul Snell, Bleed # 202022, Photography

Paul Snell

Bleed # 202022, 2020
60 x 60 x 5 cm
Photography

$ 4,015

Paul Snell, Bleed # 202012, Photography

Paul Snell

Bleed # 202012, 2020
60 x 60 x 5 cm
Photography

$ 4,015

Paul Snell, Bleed # 202009, Photography

Paul Snell

Bleed # 202009, 2020
60 x 60 x 5 cm
Photography

$ 4,015

Paul Snell, Bleed # 202042, Photography

Paul Snell

Bleed # 202042, 2020
80 x 60 x 5 cm
Photography

$ 4,416

Paul Snell, Bleed # 202041, Photography

Paul Snell

Bleed # 202041, 2020
80 x 60 x 5 cm
Photography

$ 4,416

Paul Snell, Bleed # 202031, Photography

Paul Snell

Bleed # 202031, 2020
80 x 60 x 5 cm
Photography

$ 4,416

Our recommendations Paul Snell, Bleed # 202001, Photography

Paul Snell

Bleed # 202001, 2020
180 x 115 cm
Photography

$ 6,156

Paul Snell, Drift # 201501, Photography

Paul Snell

Drift # 201501, 2015
85 x 85 x 6.5 cm
Photography

$ 4,015

Paul Snell, Mute # 201705, Photography

Paul Snell

Mute # 201705, 2017
100 x 100 x 6.5 cm
Photography

$ 4,282

Paul Snell, Mute # 201706, Photography

Paul Snell

Mute # 201706, 2017
100 x 100 x 6.5 cm
Photography

$ 4,282

Paul Snell, Mute # 201801, Photography

Paul Snell

Mute # 201801, 2018
100 x 100 x 6.5 cm
Photography

$ 4,282

Paul Snell, Intersect # 201701, Photography

Paul Snell

Intersect # 201701, 2017
118 x 118 cm
Photography

$ 4,282

Paul Snell, Intersect # 201702, Photography

Paul Snell

Intersect # 201702, 2017
118 x 118 cm
Photography

$ 4,282

Paul Snell, Intersect # 201704, Photography

Paul Snell

Intersect # 201704, 2017
118 x 118 cm
Photography

$ 4,282

Paul Snell, Intersect # 201801, Photography

Paul Snell

Intersect # 201801, 2018
118 x 118 cm
Photography

$ 4,282

Paul Snell, Lumina # 201602, Photography

Paul Snell

Lumina # 201602, 2016
180 x 12 x 12 cm
Photography

$ 3,212

Paul Snell, Hover # 201915, Photography

Paul Snell

Hover # 201915, 2019
80 x 80 cm
Photography

$ 3,747

Paul Snell, Hover # 201914, Photography

Paul Snell

Hover # 201914, 2019
80 x 80 cm
Photography

$ 3,747

Paul Snell, Hover # 201913, Photography

Paul Snell

Hover # 201913, 2019
80 x 80 cm
Photography

$ 3,747

Paul Snell, Hover # 201910, Photography

Paul Snell

Hover # 201910, 2019
80 x 80 cm
Photography

$ 3,747

Paul Snell, Hover # 201909, Photography

Paul Snell

Hover # 201909, 2019
80 x 80 cm
Photography

$ 3,747

Paul Snell, Orb # 201904, Photography

Paul Snell

Orb # 201904, 2019
70 x 70 cm
Photography

$ 3,212

Paul Snell, Trace # 201904, Photography

Paul Snell

Trace # 201904, 2019
120 x 49 cm
Photography

$ 4,015

Paul Snell, Trace # 201903, Photography

Paul Snell

Trace # 201903, 2019
120 x 49 cm
Photography

$ 4,015

Paul Snell, Trace # 201902, Photography

Paul Snell

Trace # 201902, 2019
120 x 49 cm
Photography

$ 4,015

Paul Snell, Trace # 201901, Photography

Paul Snell

Trace # 201901, 2019
120 x 49 cm
Photography

$ 4,015

Paul Snell, NY # 40.78N_73.94W, Photography

Paul Snell

NY # 40.78N_73.94W, 2014
80 x 300 cm
Photography

$ 7,360

Paul Snell, NY # 201802, Photography

Paul Snell

NY # 201802, 2018
75 x 220 cm
Photography

$ 6,423

Paul Snell, Pulse # 201021, Photography

Paul Snell

Pulse # 201021, 2010
120 x 120 cm
Photography

$ 4,684

Paul Snell, Pulse # 201401, Photography

Paul Snell

Pulse # 201401, 2014
118 x 118 cm
Photography

$ 4,282

Paul Snell, Syd # 33.85S_151.16E, Photography

Paul Snell

Syd # 33.85S_151.16E, 2015
124 x 124 cm
Photography

$ 5,085

Paul Snell, Intersect # 201803, Photography

Paul Snell

Intersect # 201803, 2018
118 x 118 cm
Photography

$ 4,282

Paul Snell, Lumina # 201603, Photography

Paul Snell

Lumina # 201603, 2016
180 x 12 x 12 cm
Photography

$ 3,212

Paul Snell, Lumina # 201601, Photography

Paul Snell

Lumina # 201601, 2016
180 x 12 x 12 cm
Photography

$ 3,212

Paul Snell, Dissolve #201901, Photography

Paul Snell

Dissolve #201901, 2018
75 x 160 cm
Photography

$ 6,156

Paul Snell, Dissolve # 201801, Photography

Paul Snell

Dissolve # 201801, 2018
80 x 160 cm
Photography

$ 6,156

Paul Snell, Intersect # 201401, Photography

Paul Snell

Intersect # 201401, 2014
118 x 118 cm
Photography

$ 4,282

Paul Snell, Intersect # 201502, Photography

Paul Snell

Intersect # 201502, 2015
118 x 118 cm
Photography

$ 4,282

Paul Snell, Intersect # 201503, Photography

Paul Snell

Intersect # 201503, 2015
118 x 118 cm
Photography

$ 4,282

Paul Snell, Intersect # 201605, Photography

Paul Snell

Intersect # 201605, 2016
118 x 118 cm
Photography

$ 4,282

Paul Snell, Chromophilia # 201701, Photography

Paul Snell

Chromophilia # 201701, 2014
75 x 275 cm
Photography

$ 7,360

Paul Snell, Lumina # 201601, Photography

Paul Snell

Lumina # 201601, 2016
180 x 12 x 12 cm
Photography

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Paul Snell, Lumina # 201603, Photography

Paul Snell

Lumina # 201603, 2016
180 x 12 x 12 cm
Photography

Sold out

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