Leicester based art gallery Antidote Art celebrated a double win this weekend, having not only secured an exclusive showing of hyper realism artist Paul Corfield’s collection before it’s official public release, but also the joy of hitting their second birthday. The gallery was filled with people seeking culture, champagne and cake- and they gave them all three!
Amongst the sea of art enthusiasts was Corfield himself on hand to answer any questions people may have had about his work, which incorporates a new twist on the usual photo realism genre. While Corfield’s work looks impossibly like a real life photo, his soft edges and warm colours blur the lines between real and animated.
“In my work I have tried to find the middle ground between a child like appeal and the quality of a traditional oil painting and I think I am succeeding in doing that” says Paul
The ex-engineer finally made his hobby into a full time job in 2002 after a twist of fate saw him take the opportunity of early redundancy. Since then he’s not looked back, having gone from strength to strength in producing stunning paintings that retail from a modest £195.00 to £5,500.
Entertainment followed champagne with local musician Hannah Boleyn performing. Her style has been described as ‘Motown style heartbreak ballads’ and she’s supported the likes of Tinie Tempah to James Morrison. She was most definitely the icing on the (birthday) cake aswell as the perfect accompaniment to Paul’s beautiful art.
Take a look at the Antidote Art website for more gorgeous pieces.