Paul Arts


Paul Arts turns to a certain kind of symbology in which its message seems to arrive encrypted within objects and concepts that are partially revealed.  Everything resembles a game that is established with the viewer, in which he is the one who has to strive to decrypt the message if he aims to understand it. In specific situations, this task is almost impossible, however, it will always convey some sort of impression.

There is a surrealist trait in the way the messages decompose themselves into several fragments, structures that vary in complexity and which are later simplified through multiple planes and basic solids, accentuating their cubist profile. The shape’s deconstruction and reconstruction is a vital element of his painting, which sometimes even resembles sculpture.

It’s possible to notice the enormous pleasure the artist has in the way he refrains the shapes and twirls them in several consecutive planes. These are then unfolded in infinite directions, reminding us of descriptive geometry. The perspective is often found in almost desert scenes capable of extending the infinitude, which goes against a rather complex structure that is built in the foreground.

The blue-gold combination is just an example of how Paul Arts uses colour. Schemes and chromatic combinations are able to foster an immense attraction and can raise peacefulness in a universe that is often chaotic. Warm colours strengthen this concept through immense sand strips that complement movement in the foreground. This movement is constant, like an old chest turned upside down, releasing a collection of marked memories, so intense as they are disordered; precisely in this same way they crowd our minds.

By Pedro Boaventura • Excerpt from Masters of Painting - Volume 1

Paul Arts was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1966. A self-taught artist, he started painting at a young age, using watercolor and later began working with oils.

He considers his work too colorful, too unconventional and too politic. He later had the oportunity to go to America, where he achieved independence of space and time, he was no longer bound to customs or culture and could paint freely.
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