Paul Spencer

Paul Spencer is a graduate of Victorian College of the Arts. He has held numerous solo exhibitions and exhibited in group shows in Melbourne and Sydney since 1993. He has been a finalist in the Hazehurst Art Prize, Kings College Art Award, Darebin Art Prize and Fletcher Jones Art Prize.

“I make monuments to insignificant moments. This is the “for what to do”, the enabler to paint. Initially I make mounts out of rocks and sometimes adorn them with flowers or place them in a setting. I then paint them or more to the point make a painting. In some respects I want to commemorate ordinariness, acknowledge the unsung, pay tribute to the everyday. But, that’s for others to discuss I am only here to paint, to make a just painting. In some ways it kind of reflects the person you are.”

Paul Spencer is represented by Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne.