A self-taught prodigy, Paul B’s celestial canvas is rooted in the rich iconic imagery of Byzantine art. Listening to his inner being, he paints without sketching and what surfaces is a true, free flowing narrative direct from his soul. Each piece is inspired by the depth of experiences, steeped in his own personal Christian past and is a combination of the traditional with the contemporary, classical Indian with Russian and Christian religious art. He works in oils on a variety of surfaces including canvas, porcelain, glass and wood, with strong Indian sense of colour and the liberal use of 24 carat gold leaf. The artist uses frames of teakwood with art gold and gilded copper leaf to frame his work.
Officially enlisted with the Vatican as the only existing Indian Christian Iconographer in the country, Paul is, without question, one of the key faces and the preserver of an art form that is both ancient and rare, collecting and restoring pieces he finds. His work is now a part of the permanent collection at the Museum Of Sacred Art – ( MOSA ) in Belgium and will be showcased in seven countries within Europe as a part of a travelling show. His work was also included by Osian’s.
His list of collectors include seasoned art connoisseurs from within the country and overseas who view his works as rare heirlooms. His works have been exhibited internationally, primarily in London and New York at private galleries and art dealers. Underlining the significance and essential nature of his art is the fact that his shows are completely sold out and his work is rarely available in the secondary market.
Paul B’s work is very detailed and labour intensive, done by himself without the help of assistants to either do a part or finish his creative masterpieces. He typically surfaces after a long hiatus and exhibits once in 4 years.