Paul Eastwood

b. 1985, United Kingdom

Paul Eastwood (b.1985, Wrexham, Wales) is a visual artist based in Wales. He treats art as a form of material storytelling. He creates imagined histories and futures to investigate how spaces, artefacts, and memory communicate identities. Language – fleeting or imprinted, natural or invented, hegemonic or minority – is a constant object and medium of his practice. Eastwood was educated at Wimbledon School of Arts and the Royal Academy Schools. He was the winner of the inaugural NOVA Art Prize, Wales in 2018, and held a fellowship as Creative Wales Fellow at the British School at Rome in 2020. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and his films have been screened in France, Italy, England and Wales. He had solo shows at Chapter, Cardiff (2019) and Pontio, Bangor (2017).