LuminArté Fine Art Gallery - Features Paul Lorenz - Artist talk | Sunday, May 22nd, 3:00pm
Featured Artist - Paul Lorenz was born in Chicago and studied oil painting at Art Institute of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley and later the International School of Art in Italy (under Nicolas Carone and Irving Petlin). In 1985 Paul visited China and was inspired to examine the making of a line through graphite drawings and with Chinese brushes. Though many of his lines are straight, by using brushes, the act of making a curve finds its way into the process. The broad ink lines made in China serve now as the beginning of compositions for graphite, casein or oil which question the definition of ‘drawing’ and ‘painting’. Abstraction is not a style, but a state of mind...a way of thinking about action, time and circumstance, confidence and risk-taking, boldness and subtlety.
Paul Lorenz has carved an intriguing niche in the international art world: bridging the principals and immediacy of painting, drawing and sound with the logic and detail of architecture. All three media are a balance of physical structure (wood, canvas, paper); visual structure (brush strokes, scrapes, tears, lines); and color, whether overt or atmospheric, allowing the process to be the final subject.