Nathan Paddison new at FRANK FLUEGEL GALLERY

  • NUERNBERG, Germany
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  • February 07, 2022

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Nathan Paddison Goo Qi unique original painting.

Frank Fluegel Galerie with locations in Nuernberg/Germany and Kitzbuehel/Austria is pleased to present new works by international shooting star Nathan Paddison from Australia.

Nathan Paddison's paintings are experiential, raw and informed by a troubled past. Gestural signs and an indistinct language known to the artist form an expressionist dialogue.

In addition to numerous street art stars such as Banksy, Mr. Brainwash or Retna, the gallery also has numerous hot emerging artists in its program, including Nathan Paddison, Adam Handler, XOOOOX, FRINGE or Punk me Tender.

Nathan Paddison, born in 1983, is an Australian artist whose work is characterized by self-expression and the ability to be himself without fear. He portrays subjects from his own past, including his struggle with addiction, as well as animals, particularly tigers in his life. Paddison focuses on color and energy, letting the canvas determine where the painting goes. He paints primarily with acrylics, but also uses enamels, pastels, markers, inks, oils and oil pencils.

Nathan's Paddisons's strong lines and approach to color palette blend closely with the physicality and urgency with which he works. The impatience and powerful language that emerge in Nathan's work resemble a compulsion rather than a task. Nathan Paddison is a phenomenon. He only began painting in 2018. In the last two years, since refining his unique, contemporary style, he has sold more than 100 pieces of art.

The 38-year-old Paddison works in the garage of his home in Tinonee, just outside of Taree, Australia. Originally from Sydney, he has gradually moved north, first to the Central Coast, then to Ellalong and now to the Manning River area.

"I think it's kind of an escape," he says of the move, "up here I'm all by myself. I'm focusing on my art. I have a girlfriend, kids and art.

"I go to the gym. And work from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. I usually work until midnight. When something's going on, I can't stop.... Sometimes I have to keep at it."

He's so ambitious that he often does a painting a day. It's not uncommon for him to work on three canvases at once.

He started out working on paper and gradually worked his way up to acrylic paint on canvas. He's refined his system - buying large rolls of canvas instead of stretcher bars (they're easier to transport rolled up, he says), mixing his paints in tubs so he can store them instead of mixing them on a palette - and has found the right agencies.

With works for sale from $6,000 to $15,000, and galleries showing his work in Europe, North America, Asia as an investment but, of course, as pure art, he's on the right track.

FRANK FLUEGEL GALLERY is the first gallery to present his works in Europe and especially in Germany and Austria. The artist has a large circle of collectors in Korea and achieves respectable prices there.

"We are proud to have first exhibitions in Germany and Austria with Nathan Paddison in planning" says Frank Fluegel, the owner of the gallery with the same name.

"But these failed so far because the works were already sold before they even arrived from the studio to the gallery."

It flows straight from his head onto the canvas, "I love it. I can't stop painting. It's a part of me. I used to make up the paintings. They are me, the way they come, they are me."

When he's not in his studio, he jots down thoughts and images. But when he's back at work, he starts with a blank page.

"I put on a gray layer, then white comes over it," he says, describing his process. "I put translucent white over the gray. That way I know where to start, where to begin. As long as I start with the color, it flows from there.

Numerous awards he has received worldwide testify to the artist's explosive creativity.

FRANK FLUEGEL GALERIE with locations in Nuremberg and Kitzbuehel is focused on high quality originals of pop art, street art and contemporary art.

The art collector will find original artworks, prints and unique pieces by Adam Handler, Alex Katz, David Shrigley, Hunt Slonem, Nathan Paddison, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol or Julian Opie. But also editions and prints by Harland Miller, Katherine Bernhardt, Tom Wesselmann, Sean Scully, Gerhard Richter, Ross Bleckner, Allen Jones, Thomas Ruff, David Gerstein, Peter Doig, Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, Raqib Shaw and Robert Longo.

Likewise, other hot street art artists represented in the gallery include Mr. Brainwash, XOOOOX, Punk Me Tender, BAMBI, Fringe Southafrica and John Crash Matos.

Of course, the gallery also has design objects by Maurizio Cattelan, Paul Smith, Richard Orlinski or Philippe Starck or Pierre Jeanerette for sale.

Exhibitions are held in regular rotation in the centrally located gallery spaces in Nuremberg and Kitzbuehel. In the online store, collectors can buy the artworks around the clock. International fair participations round off the program.



Obere Woerthstrasse 12

90403 Nuremberg


Josef-Pirchl-Str. 6

6370 Kitzbuehel


Frank Fluegel

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