Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Prints and Printmaking, 1 February – 30 April 2011;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Diamond Jubilee Exhibition, 6 March – 15 April 2012;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Road to Abstraction, 21 May – 24 July 2016;
Hastings, Jerwood Gallery, Century: 100 Modern British Artists, 23 October 2016 – 8 January 2017
Paul Feiler first visited Cornwall in 1949 and its landscape and history as an artists’ colony profoundly affected his artistic vision. By the 1950s Feiler was part of a milieu of young artists, which included Patrick Heron, Bryan Wynter, Terry Frost and Roger Hilton. Mentored by Ben Nicholson and his new wife, Barbara Hepworth, and inspired by the unusual colours and light of the Cornish coast, Feiler set about forging a medium of visual expression; increasingly abstract and highly concentrated on the dynamics of pigmentation and space. Feiler’s abstraction, like that of his peers, does not abandon all its ties to the external environment, but uses light, colour and space to render this experience in pictorial terms. His paintings explore the ideas of space and composition by reducing elements such as landscapes or objects to simple forms.