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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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Photography, Bleed # 202388, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202388

Paul Snell

Photography - 80 x 60 x 8 cm Photography - 31.5 x 23.6 x 3.1 inch

€4,636

Photography, Bleed # 202351, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202351

Paul Snell

Photography - 90 x 60 x 8 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 3.1 inch

€4,636

Photography, Bleed # 202391, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202391

Paul Snell

Photography - 90 x 60 x 8 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 3.1 inch

€4,636

Photography, Flux # 202320, Paul Snell

Flux # 202320

Paul Snell

Photography - 190 x 14 x 8 cm Photography - 74.8 x 5.5 x 3.1 inch

€5,002

Photography, Bleed # 202102, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202102

Paul Snell

Photography - 180 x 115 x 0.1 cm Photography - 70.9 x 45.3 x 0 inch

€7,137

Photography, Bleed # 202150, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202150

Paul Snell

Photography - 80 x 300 cm Photography - 31.5 x 118.1 inch

€8,052

Photography, Bleed # 202318, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202318

Paul Snell

Photography - 80 x 60 x 8 cm Photography - 31.5 x 23.6 x 3.1 inch

€4,636

Photography, Hover # 201910, Paul Snell

Hover # 201910

Paul Snell

Photography - 80 x 80 cm Photography - 31.5 x 31.5 inch

€4,026

Photography, Hover # 201909, Paul Snell

Hover # 201909

Paul Snell

Photography - 80 x 80 cm Photography - 31.5 x 31.5 inch

€4,026

Photography, Breathe # 202205, Paul Snell

Breathe # 202205

Paul Snell

Photography - 150 x 120 cm Photography - 59.1 x 47.2 inch

€6,710

Photography, Bleed # 202321, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202321

Paul Snell

Photography - 180 x 115 x 0.1 cm Photography - 70.9 x 45.3 x 0 inch

€7,137

Photography, Bleed # 202305, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202305

Paul Snell

Photography - 180 x 115 cm Photography - 70.9 x 45.3 inch

€7,137

Photography, Lumina # 202204, Paul Snell

Lumina # 202204

Paul Snell

Photography - 170 x 8.5 x 10 cm Photography - 66.9 x 3.3 x 3.9 inch

€6,832

Photography, Bleed # 202172, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202172

Paul Snell

Photography - 180 x 115 cm Photography - 70.9 x 45.3 inch

€7,137

Photography, Bleed # 202198, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202198

Paul Snell

Photography - 180 x 115 cm Photography - 70.9 x 45.3 inch

€7,137

Photography, Lumina # 202104, Paul Snell

Lumina # 202104

Paul Snell

Photography - 170 x 8.5 x 10 cm Photography - 66.9 x 3.3 x 3.9 inch

€6,832

Photography, Trace # 201904, Paul Snell

Trace # 201904

Paul Snell

Photography - 120 x 49 cm Photography - 47.2 x 19.3 inch

€5,246

Photography, Intersect # 201605, Paul Snell

Intersect # 201605

Paul Snell

Photography - 118 x 118 cm Photography - 46.5 x 46.5 inch

€5,795

Photography, Bleed # 202393, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202393

Paul Snell

Photography - 180 x 115 x 0.1 cm Photography - 70.9 x 45.3 x 0 inch

€7,137

Photography, Lumina # 202211, Paul Snell

Lumina # 202211

Paul Snell

Photography - 170 x 8.5 x 10 cm Photography - 66.9 x 3.3 x 3.9 inch

€6,832

Photography, Bleed # 202129, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202129

Paul Snell

Photography - 180 x 115 cm Photography - 70.9 x 45.3 inch

€7,137

Photography, Trace # 201903, Paul Snell

Trace # 201903

Paul Snell

Photography - 120 x 49 cm Photography - 47.2 x 19.3 inch

€5,246

Photography, Drift # 201501, Paul Snell

Drift # 201501

Paul Snell

Photography - 85 x 85 x 6.5 cm Photography - 33.5 x 33.5 x 2.6 inch

€4,026

Photography, Mute # 201705, Paul Snell

Mute # 201705

Paul Snell

Photography - 100 x 100 x 6.5 cm Photography - 39.4 x 39.4 x 2.6 inch

€4,331

Photography, Mute # 201706, Paul Snell

Mute # 201706

Paul Snell

Photography - 100 x 100 x 6.5 cm Photography - 39.4 x 39.4 x 2.6 inch

€4,331

Photography, Mute # 201801, Paul Snell

Mute # 201801

Paul Snell

Photography - 100 x 100 x 6.5 cm Photography - 39.4 x 39.4 x 2.6 inch

€4,331

Photography, Hover # 201915, Paul Snell

Hover # 201915

Paul Snell

Photography - 80 x 80 cm Photography - 31.5 x 31.5 inch

€4,026

Photography, Hover # 201914, Paul Snell

Hover # 201914

Paul Snell

Photography - 80 x 80 cm Photography - 31.5 x 31.5 inch

€4,026

Photography, Hover # 201913, Paul Snell

Hover # 201913

Paul Snell

Photography - 80 x 80 cm Photography - 31.5 x 31.5 inch

€4,026

Photography, NY # 201801, Paul Snell

NY # 201801

Paul Snell

Photography - 75 x 220 cm Photography - 29.5 x 86.6 inch

€6,466

Photography, NY # 201802, Paul Snell

NY # 201802

Paul Snell

Photography - 75 x 220 cm Photography - 29.5 x 86.6 inch

€6,466

Photography, Bleed # 202390, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202390

Paul Snell

Photography - 180 x 115 x 0.1 cm Photography - 70.9 x 45.3 x 0 inch

€7,137

Photography, Bleed # 202332, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202332

Paul Snell

Photography - 180 x 115 x 0.1 cm Photography - 70.9 x 45.3 x 0 inch

€7,137

Photography, Bleed # 202331, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202331

Paul Snell

Photography - 170 x 120 x 0.1 cm Photography - 66.9 x 47.2 x 0 inch

€7,137

Photography, Flux # 202307, Paul Snell

Flux # 202307

Paul Snell

Photography - 190 x 14 x 8 cm Photography - 74.8 x 5.5 x 3.1 inch

€5,002

Photography, Flux # 202301, Paul Snell

Flux # 202301

Paul Snell

Photography - 190 x 14 x 8 cm Photography - 74.8 x 5.5 x 3.1 inch

€5,002

Photography, Flux # 202201, Paul Snell

Flux # 202201

Paul Snell

Photography - 190 x 15 x 8 cm Photography - 74.8 x 5.9 x 3.1 inch

€5,002

Photography, Breathe # 202202, Paul Snell

Breathe # 202202

Paul Snell

Photography - 120 x 150 cm Photography - 47.2 x 59.1 inch

€6,710

Photography, Intersect # 201603, Paul Snell

Intersect # 201603

Paul Snell

Photography - 118 x 118 cm Photography - 46.5 x 46.5 inch

€5,795

Photography, Intersect # 201506, Paul Snell

Intersect # 201506

Paul Snell

Photography - 118 x 118 cm Photography - 46.5 x 46.5 inch

€5,795

Photography, Breathe # 202206, Paul Snell

Breathe # 202206

Paul Snell

Photography - 150 x 120 cm Photography - 59.1 x 47.2 inch

€6,710

Photography, Bleed # 202167, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202167

Paul Snell

Photography - 180 x 115 cm Photography - 70.9 x 45.3 inch

€7,137

Photography, Bleed # 202124, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202124

Paul Snell

Photography - 180 x 115 cm Photography - 70.9 x 45.3 inch

€7,137

Photography, Bleed # 202021, Paul Snell

Bleed # 202021

Paul Snell

Photography - 80 x 300 cm Photography - 31.5 x 118.1 inch

€8,052

Photography, NY # 40.78N_73.96W, Paul Snell

NY # 40.78N_73.96W

Paul Snell

Photography - 80 x 500 cm Photography - 31.5 x 196.9 inch

€9,394

Photography, Intersect # 202101 (Abstract Photography), Paul Snell

Intersect # 202101 (Abstract Photography)

Paul Snell

Photography - 118 x 118 cm Photography - 46.5 x 46.5 inch

€5,795

Photography, Bleed # 202051 (Abstract Photography), Paul Snell

Bleed # 202051 (Abstract Photography)

Paul Snell

Photography - 80 x 160 cm Photography - 31.5 x 63 inch

€6,222

Photography, Bleed # 202053 (Abstract Photography), Paul Snell

Bleed # 202053 (Abstract Photography)

Paul Snell

Photography - 80 x 160 cm Photography - 31.5 x 63 inch

€6,222

Photography, Bleed # 202052 (Abstract Photography), Paul Snell

Bleed # 202052 (Abstract Photography)

Paul Snell

Photography - 80 x 160 cm Photography - 31.5 x 63 inch

€6,222

Photography, Intersect # 201702, Paul Snell

Intersect # 201702

Paul Snell

Photography - 118 x 118 cm Photography - 46.5 x 46.5 inch

€5,795

Photography, Intersect # 201704, Paul Snell

Intersect # 201704

Paul Snell

Photography - 118 x 118 cm Photography - 46.5 x 46.5 inch

€5,795

Photography, Intersect # 201801, Paul Snell

Intersect # 201801

Paul Snell

Photography - 118 x 118 cm Photography - 46.5 x 46.5 inch

€5,795

Photography, Trace # 201902, Paul Snell

Trace # 201902

Paul Snell

Photography - 120 x 49 cm Photography - 47.2 x 19.3 inch

€5,246

Photography, Trace # 201901, Paul Snell

Trace # 201901

Paul Snell

Photography - 120 x 49 cm Photography - 47.2 x 19.3 inch

€5,246

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

Syd # 33.85S_151.16E

Paul Snell

Photography - 124 x 124 cm Photography - 48.8 x 48.8 inch

€5,124

Photography, Intersect # 201803, Paul Snell

Intersect # 201803

Paul Snell

Photography - 118 x 118 cm Photography - 46.5 x 46.5 inch

€5,795

Photography, Dissolve #201901, Paul Snell

Dissolve #201901

Paul Snell

Photography - 75 x 160 cm Photography - 29.5 x 63 inch

€6,222

Photography, Dissolve # 201801, Paul Snell

Dissolve # 201801

Paul Snell

Photography - 80 x 160 cm Photography - 31.5 x 63 inch

€6,222

Photography, Intersect # 201600, Paul Snell

Intersect # 201600

Paul Snell

Photography - 118 x 118 cm Photography - 46.5 x 46.5 inch

€5,795

Photography, Orb # 202003, Paul Snell

Orb # 202003

Paul Snell

Photography - 50 x 50 x 5 cm Photography - 19.7 x 19.7 x 2 inch

€4,270

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What is Paul Snell’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Op' Art

When was Paul Snell born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1968