Established under the patronage of Lord and Lady Glentoran, the Paul Yates Studio Gallery is located in the quiet seclusion of their country estate in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, and occupies an extensive hay barn, lofts and courtyard complex.

PAUL YATES

Unique in contemporary British art, Paul Yates has sustained a highly original and compelling creative output across poetry, painting and film for some four decades.

Reclusive by nature, he operates from an eighteenth century courtyard complex hidden deep in the County Antrim countryside.

His paintings reveal an extraordinary imagination and attract international attention from connoisseurs of the avant–garde.

Patron: Lord Glentoran

“Paul Yates is a true polymath, his poetry, painting and films are all underscored by intense creative risk taking and visionary energy. Now entering his sixth decade he is at the height of his powers having just completed one hundred and fifty extraordinary paintings for his TAROT series while preparing publication of his selected poems and completing two new film scripts. Our aim is to bring his work before as wide a public as possible through special editions, commissions and licensing across the full media spectra.”

Michael Wilson: Managing Director, Paul Yates Art, Zurich

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Paul Yates has sustained a highly original and compelling creative output over some four decades across poetry, painting and film-making attracting international connoisseurs of the Avant-Garde. Several volumes of his poetry have been published with translations in French, Danish, Russian, Spanish and Chinese. His paintings feature in various public and private collections and his film works have won international awards.

Yates began writing and painting at an early age encouraged by his then high school English teacher, the artist, Jack Pakenham. In 1972, at just eighteen years of age the first exhibition of his paintings was held at the Tom Caldwell Gallery in Belfast. In 1974, A WHITE CAT WITH A HUMAN FACE, his first collection of poems and drawings was published. In 1976, under the auspices of surrealist aficionado, Sir Roland Penrose, his drawings were exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, where he also read from his second collection of poems and drawings, SKY MADE OF STONE.

From early in his career Paul Yates has signed his paintings with a ‘mark’ as he felt a formal signature intruded on compositions. Over the years this ‘mark’ has evolved into a rune like cypher which has come to symbolise the inherent enigma of Yates’s works and is now the artist’s personal monogram. Intensely private, Paul Yates declines interviews, preferring that his work speaks for itself.

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