Artist Profile

PAUL HIGGS

Paul Higgs cites multiple, varied influences on his work, from art, music and theatre to computers, cosmology and quantum physics, and his multilayered constructions are the perfect medium to encompass his many interests and ideas. They combine painted sculptural elements, string, torn sections of drawings and printed text, with areas of frenetic energy juxtaposed with sections of emptiness. Higgs equates the layering of materials to the layering of sounds in a piece of contemporary music.

I try to work at the edge of my competence, where the possibility of failure lurks to challenge assumptions. Decisions to leave or rework are continual…

YOU PREFER THE TERM ‘CONSTRUCTION’ RATHER than collage for your works – why is this?

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