Catherall's bold linocuts of architectural landmarks are instantly recognisable. Inspired by the best traditions of midcentury poster design, his works drag old icons kicking and screaming into the 21st century and imbue new buildings with a nostalgic edge.
Based in London, but raised in Coventry, he retains a huge love for the concrete monoliths of Brutalism and Modernism that framed his childhood. The subjects of his prints have included controversial buildings such as the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, the National Theatre and Telecom Tower, as well as celebrated landmarks including Battersea Power Station, Tate Modern and St Paul's Cathedral.
One of Transport for London's most prolific poster artists of recent years, Catherall - formerly a figurative illustrator - began his printmaking career in 1998, drawn to the hand-crafted, step-by-step process and inspired to create a series of London images to mark how the city was changing as the Millennium approached.
High profile commissions include the Southbank Centre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Pallant House Gallery and Penguin Books. In 2012 he was one of six printmakers to be commissioned by the House of Commons Works of Art Committee to create a print of Portcullis House to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Paul has exhibited at numerous solo and group exhibitions, in London, China and New York, and his work is held by a number of specialist printmaking galleries including Eames Fine Art and St Jude's Prints He was elected to the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in 2012 and became a Fellow in June 2017
London, Our LondonUrban Themes: Artwork inspired by the iconic beauty of city life and scape. 1 - 31 Mar 2021Printmakers Helen Bridges, Barry Goodman, Martin Grover, Clare Halifax, John Bryce RE, Paul Catherall. Painters Louise Braithwaite, Deric Ch'ng, Andrew Hood, Roy Tonkin, Michael Warren Photgrapher Tendai Pottinger.