Check out retro pop art paintings by Paul Kenton below.
Where did the idea for a Retro Collection originate?
You might also enjoy these other Retro paintings from Paul's 365 Project. This was a year-long journey exploring a different range of mediums & working at sizes often smaller, than with his studio pieces. In many cases these formed the studies behind the larger studio works.
I'm always looking to use the unique properties of each metal to my advantage with each piece.
Whilst primarily known for his London, New York and Paris cityscape art, Paul paints across a range of genres. You can view original paintings from all his collections below.
This collection of dynamic cityscapes and abstracts of the UK capital reflects Paul’s love of London’s urban landscape and skyline, one of the most recognisable in the world.
A frequent visitor to the New York streets, Paul is passionate about absorbing and drawing inspiration from this most dynamic of cities, hence reflected in this collection of original paintings and prints.
Paul finds endless inspiration in Paris, with cosy cafés at every corner, grand streets, and beautiful metro stations; not to mention the rich history of art and culture. These original paintings and prints capture Paris’ charming café scenes, street scenes and cityscape.
In Paul's latest collection, he explores the infinite possibilities of expanded colour palettes and motion using purely digital formats, minted on Blockchains as NFTs.
Whilst Paul is primarily known for his cityscape art of London, Paris and New York, his love of painting varied urban landscapes and skylines extends to all of the incredible cities the world has to offer.
The Landscape Collection portrays the ever-changing light, colour and emotion of nature. Like impressionist painters before him such as Monet, Paul's landscape paintings are painted with visible thick strokes and vibrant colour to create the illusion of the landscape and environment being in constant motion.
Each piece in the collection takes a classic 80s symbol as their focal point, layering them with bold painted abstraction.
The finest cars and motors are presented in all their glory in these motorsports and classic car original paintings. A passionate motor enthusiast, Paul created his Motorsports Collection to celebrate the halcyon days of glamourous British and International motor racing.
Paul creates this striking collection of large-scale contemporary abstract paintings with bold gestural marks and vivid colour to achieve an illusion of depth, vigorous motion, and to ultimately express feeling.
A collection of dynamic seascapes and mountainscapes, reflecting Paul’s love of surfing & the ocean, as well as his appreciation of the majesty of mountain skylines.
You can also explore his other art collections here: New York Cityscape original paintings and prints | Seascape and Mountainscape art, original paintings and prints | London Cityscape original paintings and prints | London Cityscape original paintings and prints
For some light reading, take a look at this article about why the 80s were so iconic: 8 Things That Made the 80s the Greatest Decade – Medium