Paul Westcombe draws intricate scenes of urban angst and smut on throwaway items such as paper cups, till receipts and travel cards.

The work deals in part with the fantasy worlds of the imagination when trapped in boredom, and investigates a complex part of human desire: the capacity to construct the grotesque and phantasmagorical in moments of sensory deprivation.

The drawings are wildly carnivalesque depictions of neurotic solitary thoughts. The titles - Sex Is Boring With Me, You're Hardly Ever Here And When You're Here You're Bored - form a self-deprecating commentary on the drawings' own unbridled visions.
Combining Hieronymous Bosch's hellish distortions of the human body with Viz magazine's lurid satires of middlebrow taste, the drawings are at once spontaneous and measured, casual and baroque.

Paul Westcombe's practice also includes large drawings and installations and drawings on objects such as mops and toilet plungers.

Paul Westcombe was born in Scotland and is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, and his work was featured in the 2013 Paper exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, London, as well as Jerwood Space (solo installation) and Creekside Open (selected by Mark Wallinger).
Commissions also include a limited edition artwork for the Whitechapel Gallery and a mural installation for NATO in Brussels.

Collections include Saatchi Gallery, Royal College of Art, Grays Art School, Royal Scottish Academy, Art & Heritage Collections Robert Gordon University.
Untitled (travelcard)
travelcard, ink, watercolor, acrylic
9 x 6 cm | 3 x 2''
£300
Untitled (travelcard)
travelcard, ink, watercolor, acrylic
9 x 6 cm | 3 x 2''
£300
Untitled (travelcard)
travelcard, ink, watercolor, acrylic
9 x 6 cm | 3 x 2''
£300