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Paul Normansell

Paul Normansell painted the album art for The Killers No.1 album "Day and Age" which sold 2.4 million copies worldwide and Rolling Stone called "The Best Album Art of 2008." MTV called Paul's art the best album art of the decade. NME nominated it as Best Album Art of 2008. Paul was Man of the Month in April 2010's GQ Magazine, photographed by the legendary David Bailey.

Here is a recent interview by Fraser Kee Scott of Paul Normansell:

1. Why do you paint?

It's very satisfying completing a painting, seeing what you have created exhibited in a gallery and seeing and hearing people's reactions to your work. I have always loved painting and it gives you a great outlet to express yourself.

2. What do your paintings give in terms of quality of image that a photograph can't?

The use of different materials enables my paintings to have different surfaces and textures. As I paint in gloss on aluminium, the reflective qualities enable the painting to be viewed differently depending on the angle it is viewed from.

3. When you start a painting what do you hope to achieve?

Depending on the style, I either what to create a true likeness; capturing personality, emotion, movement or create social statement. In terms of abstract paintings I like to experiment with colour and create optical effects or patterns sequences.

4. What was it like interacting personally on your collaboration with The Killers?

It was a fantastic opportunity and was very surreal. Talking to Brandon on the phone about his ideas and thoughts for their new album made me feel like I was part of the process to create an album. It was amazing working with the band and really great meeting them, attending their concerts and seeing my art work everywhere in shops and at their shows.

5. How does it feel now that your paintings have tripled in value, everything is sold and there is a 6 month waiting list to commission you?

Obviously it's a great feeling knowing that there is such a demand for my work and people really appreciate what you do.

6. Who are the biggest names apart from The Killers who own your art?

Trevor Nelson bought a porttrait of Jimi Hendrix when presenting the Lick at a gallery where I had an exhibition and enabled my paintings to viewed on MTV. Pete Tong and Daniel Bedingfield bought some of my early abstract work. British Airways also purchased
some of my work.

7. What do you feel about artists who have made their name from controversy? Would you ever be controversial just to get your work seen?

I feel it is a way of getting yourself known as it gets people talking about your work, however I feel there are many talented artists who go unnoticed because people are more interested in talking about something that is shocking or sensational, that really has very little talent or skill involved. Personally I don't feel it work for me with my style and philosophy. I also think to be more controversial than a lot of the art that is already produced would be a challenge in itself.

8. How did it feel getting Nominated for Best Album Art of 2008 by NME and winning Best Album Art of 2008 from Rolling Stone?

It's great to be recognised for my art by the music industry especially because music is such a passion of mine. I also think it is great that 'the Killers' have used a painting for the album cover art in a world that now is so dominated by digital imagery that can be produced much quicker and easier so it is a real privilege to have been able to have this opportunity in this day and age (no pun intended.)

'I Love Bad Girls!' Gloss on aluminium
60 x 80 cm
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Mona Lisa Gloss on aluminium
60 x 80 cm
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He Sees You More Than You Could Know 90 x 110 cm
Gloss Paint on Polished Aluminium
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"Technicolour" Gloss Paint on Polished Aluminium,
Framed to 91 x 71 cm
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Parker 50 x 50cm
Gloss Painted Dots On Aluminium
£4,500 (+ VAT if in UK)
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"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" Gloss Paint on Polished Aluminium,
Framed to 80 x 100 cm
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"Pleasure Seeker" Gloss Paint on Polished Aluminium,
Framed to 100 x 82 cm
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"James Dean, The Rebel" Print on Aluminium,
Artists Proof (edition of 25) (total edition: 220)
20 x 15 inches
£450 (+ VAT if in UK)
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"Elvis, The King" Print on Aluminium,
Artists Proof (edition of 25) (total edition: 220)
20 x 15 inches
£450 (+ VAT if in UK)
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"Marilyn, The Blonde" Print on Aluminium,
Artists Proof (edition of 25) (total edition: 220)
20 x 15 inches
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CACHER - (TO HIDE) Gloss on Aluminium
100cm x 140cm approx
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"Flowers and Butterfly" Gloss Paint on Polished Aluminium,
Framed to 90 x 90 cm
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Porquois (Why) Gloss on Aluminium
115cm x 150cm including frame.
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Jalousie (Jealousy) Gloss on Aluminium
80cm x 100cm approx
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Seeing Stars 72cm x 115cm
Gloss & Enamel On Aluminium
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Smile Like You Mean It 80cm x 130cm
Gloss On Aluminium
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Florescent Adolescent Study Hand painted onto acetate on a silver back board with frame.
Image is 11 x 15"
Frame is 27 x 32
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Cheer Up Boy Your Make Ups Running 90cm x 125cm
Gloss On Aluminium
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Agyness Deyn 84cm x 88cm
Gloss & Enamel Painted Dots On Aluminium
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When You Were Young 90cm x 120cm
Gloss & Enamel On Aluminium
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Fluorescent Adolescent 100cm x 145cm
Gloss & Enamel on Aluminium
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Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not 98cm x 128cm
Gloss On Aluminium
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Magic Mirror Shows My... 92cm x 130cm
Gloss On Aluminium
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The World We Live In 90cm x 120cm
Gloss On Aluminium
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The Official Day and Age Album Cover 27.5 x 27.5 inch (70cm x 70cm) / Unframed
Reflective aluminium plate (Edition 50): SOLD OUT
Finest heavy printmaking paper (Edition 100): SOLD OUT
Each edition is authenticated, numbered, and signed by the artist
"Brandon Flowers" The Official Day and Age Band Collection (4 portraits)
Each image is 27.5 x 27.5 inch (70cm x 70cm) / Unframed
4 works on reflective aluminium plates (Edition 25): SOLD OUT
4 works on finest heavy printmaking paper (Edition 50): SOLD OUT
Each edition is authenticated, numbered, and signed by the artist
"Dave Keuning" The Official Day and Age Band Collection (4 portraits)
Each image is 27.5 x 27.5 inch (70cm x 70cm) / Unframed
4 works on reflective aluminium plates (Edition 25): SOLD OUT
4 works on finest heavy printmaking paper (Edition 50): SOLD OUT
Each edition is authenticated, numbered, and signed by the artist
"Mark Stoermer" The Official Day and Age Band Collection (4 portraits)
Each image is 27.5 x 27.5 inch (70cm x 70cm) / Unframed
4 works on reflective aluminium plates (Edition 25): SOLD OUT
4 works on finest heavy printmaking paper (Edition 50): SOLD OUT
Each edition is authenticated, numbered, and signed by the artist
"Ronnie Vannuci" The Official Day and Age Band Collection (4 portraits)
Each image is 27.5 x 27.5 inch (70cm x 70cm) / Unframed
4 works on reflective aluminium plates (Edition 25): SOLD OUT
4 works on finest heavy printmaking paper (Edition 50): SOLD OUT
Each edition is authenticated, numbered, and signed by the artist
Busy Being Fabulous Gloss on aluminium
1.4 x 94 cm
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Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll 70cm x 100cm
Gloss & Enamel On Aluminium
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Agyness Insane Gloss on aluminium
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Hayley, Lana & Erin Gloss paint on aluminium
1.2 m x 70 cm
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Sam Gloss paint on aluminium
90 x 75 cm
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Henry Irving Scott 60cm x75cm
Gloss Painted Dots On Aluminium
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Blue Portrait 80cm x 80cm
Gloss Painted Dots On Aluminium
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