The Art of Paul Chisholm is a conundrum, it is at once pleasing to the eye, but also disturbing at the same time. Many juxtaposed colours, objects and texts proliferate out of the everyday and extraordinary materials the artist utilizes in each of his works.
Touching on issues of health, life, sex, death, war, relationships, human emotions and the world as a contemporary fleeting moment, the artist seeks us to ask what is important in our lives and how we all have the power for change; even when obstacles seem insurmountable.
His sculptures are at first glance playful and childlike but with further investigation each work has serious undertones of a world struggling to deal with its own ideologies. To each statement said there is always someone who will agree or disagree just to play ones devils advocate. And the same goes for the works of this young artist each work plays against the other in a game of kiss and tell, to reveal to the viewer what is necessary and for what is to be seeped out of these mysterious and intriguing objects.
Life for humans is far from perfect one may say we are living in Hell and are far from the pure and perfect world some would like us to believe we are living…… I think the same goes for Chisholm’s art works; are we entering a fantasy land of playful fun or a more sinister laboratory of man’s making…….