I introduce myself as ‘Artist, Writer & Lecturer‘ – in that order.

In fact, I have also occasionally curated and I write, record and perform songs (that you can find here under Music), but I feel that the first three are enough when introducing myself, and that these three form the core of my professional creative profile.

I  mostly upload works to my site which I feel are tested, resolved, completed if possible through being already published and exhibited in ‘the real world.’

Nevertheless, as this site has grown so organically, over several years there remains a lot of un-exhibited and un-published material here that I value and want to archive and share but which I am always hoping to find more time to edit now that I have control over my site via WordPress.

I hope you enjoy rambling around in my site, and please feel free to contact me: pok(use @)okpaul.com

N.B. I would like to thank the team of Catherine O’Kane and the late Rob Fone (AKA Basement South‘) – who made the initial design of this site, also Paul Abbott -who recently converted it to WordPress, and Elvina Mercedes Flower – who now maintains this site.

NEWS – May 1st 2023 launching a new Mini-Album of songs titled ‘THAT FEELING’


NEWS: forthcoming book for Routledge titled ‘History in Contemporary Art & Culture’

NEWS: (YouTube) Paul O’Kane Speaking at the 2019 Berlin AICA International Congress.

NEWS: ‘Half Way To Cloud Mountain‘ short stories by Paul O’Kane, illustrated by Francesco Poiana

NEWS : Technologies of Romance Part II – book publication

NEWS:  ‘Days of the Water Sun – remembering the studio’
read the talk and the poem prepared and presented for: ‘Studio Complex’ – CSM / Tate Exchange. Saturday 20th January at 4pm (5th Floor Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern, London).

NEWS: A Journey Through Days 4 and 5 of the 50th AICA Congress, Paris, November 2017′