Paul Feiler (b. 1918)
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Paul Feiler (b. 1918)

Fields with Sea, Cornwall

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Paul Feiler (b. 1918)
Fields with Sea, Cornwall
signed and dated 'FEILER 55' (lower right), signed again and inscribed 'PAUL FEILER/FIELDS WITH SEA, CORNWALL' (on the reverse), and signed twice 'PAUL FEILER' (on the frame)
oil on board
23½ x 35¾ in. (59.7 x 90.6 cm.)
Provenance
Private collection, U.K.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

Feiler's work has consistently been concerned with structure and space and the challenge of rendering his environment in pictorial terms. When he moved to Cornwall in the early 1950s, he joined a thriving community which had established itself as the centre of avant-garde British art in the post-war years.
His paintings from this decade present an abstraction drawn on external, natural sources and the paintings themselves are studies in dichotomy - light and shadow, space and solid forms, geometric shapes against organic forms.

The surface of Feilds with Sea, Cornwall itself becomes part of this duality; applied in layers with a palette knife in broad, thick impastoed blocks. The blues of the sky and greens of the land are juxtaposed with flashes of white and yellow, evoking the Cornish landscape and its unique light.
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