Paul Hobbs’ work wrestles with questions of faith in relation to contemporary life. It is a mixture of painting and sculpture, and includes figurative, abstract and conceptual images, news articles and ready-made objects. Variously vibrant, playful, disturbing and heart-warming, the artwork challenges us about issues of faith in God, justice and human dignity. Themes include conflict and suffering, sexuality, old age, family issues, the Beatitudes, and the Holy Trinity.
He exhibits in a variety of contexts: galleries, art centres, schools, churches, cathedrals and festivals. He frequently gives talks and leads discussions on the issues raised in the work.
In the Church of England Newspaper, Graham Dale wrote, “Paul Hobbs’ art (provokes) the involvement of the viewer beyond a spectatorial role. It invites you to take a closer look, to get involved, to engage the spirit, to hear the truth about yourself and your world….. Such art engages you, tearing at the heart of your humanity and spiritual values.”