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Paul White
updated: 04/10/2012
website: www.paulwhiteart.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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DETAIL - South Tucson daybreak
DETAIL - South Tucson daybreak
South Tucson daybreak
Back to back transfer
DETAIL - Echo Park Travel Queen
Sleep more
Aloha Mojave
Dreaming of dinosaurs under fossil fueled rainbows
DETAIL Dreaming of dinosaurs under fossil fueled rainbows
DETAIL - Dreaming of dinosaurs under fossil fueled rainbows
DETAIL - Dreaming of dinosaurs under fossil fueled rainbows
Battlefield (LAPD Graveyard v 3.0)
DETAIL - Battlefield (LAPD Graveyard v 3.0)
DETAIL - Battlefield (LAPD Graveyard v 3.0)
DETAIL - Chop shop second coming
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, consumer culture, craft, illustration, narrative, urban, landscape, identity, kitsch
 
 
DETAIL - South Tucson daybreak by Paul White
DETAIL - South Tucson daybreak
pencil on paper
2012
40 " x  70 "  x 1 " 
DETAIL - South Tucson daybreak by Paul White
DETAIL - South Tucson daybreak
pencil on paper
2012
40" x  70"  x 1" 
South Tucson daybreak by Paul White
South Tucson daybreak
pencil on paper
2012
40" x  70"  x 1" 
Back to back transfer by Paul White
Back to back transfer
Pencil on paper
2011
24 " x  24 "  x 1 " 
DETAIL - Echo Park Travel Queen by Paul White
DETAIL - Echo Park Travel Queen
pencil on paper
2012
30" x  30"  x 1" 
Sleep more by Paul White
Sleep more
pencil on paper
2012
35" x  30"  x 1" 
Aloha Mojave by Paul White
Aloha Mojave
pencil on paper
2012
35" x  70"  x 1" 
Dreaming of dinosaurs under fossil fueled rainbows by Paul White
Dreaming of dinosaurs under fossil fueled rainbows
pencil on paper
june 2010
45" x  67" 
DETAIL Dreaming of dinosaurs under fossil fueled rainbows by Paul White
DETAIL Dreaming of dinosaurs under fossil fueled rainbows
pencil on paper
june 2010
45" x  67" 
DETAIL - Dreaming of dinosaurs under fossil fueled rainbows by Paul White
DETAIL - Dreaming of dinosaurs under fossil fueled rainbows
pencil on paper
june 2010
45" x  67" 
DETAIL - Dreaming of dinosaurs under fossil fueled rainbows by Paul White
DETAIL - Dreaming of dinosaurs under fossil fueled rainbows
pencil on paper
june 2010
45" x  67" 
Battlefield (LAPD Graveyard v 3.0) by Paul White
Battlefield (LAPD Graveyard v 3.0)
Pencil on paper
2007
45" x  125" 
DETAIL - Battlefield (LAPD Graveyard v 3.0) by Paul White
DETAIL - Battlefield (LAPD Graveyard v 3.0)
Pencil on paper
2007
45" x  125" 
DETAIL - Battlefield (LAPD Graveyard v 3.0) by Paul White
DETAIL - Battlefield (LAPD Graveyard v 3.0)
Pencil on paper
2007
45" x  125" 
DETAIL - Chop shop second coming by Paul White
DETAIL - Chop shop second coming
Pencil on paper
2011
45 " x  45 "  x 1 " 

Artist Statement

 

 

My practice is concerned with exploring notions of fragmented identity (personal and sociological) and in the evolving and cyclical notion of the everyday and the individuals’ relation to it. My practice explores the fractures in society, where obsolescence leads to rebirth and reinvention. This exploration is based in examining objects and images that are part of the popular culture that one navigates in the everyday. I am particularly interested in elements of the everyday and popular culture that are suggestive of notions of obsolescence and decay. Such as, once thriving objects or elements that have succumbed (or will inevitably) to the process of history and time. Objects of comfort, desire, dreams and necessity often become altered, transformed or lost through time. In relation to this, aesthetics, styles, and fashions are constantly recycled, re evaluated and re-used through time and in relation to the now. They become a measure for the body or self via the various physical and conceptual structures of the everyday that contain or surround it. This examination of notions revolving around evolution, extinction and the ever-changing nature of the universe, becomes a celebration of the cyclical, constantly evolving, recycled and tenuous nature of culture and the everyday. This in turn leads to a hope for transformation, growth and renewal as much as an act of remembering or nostalgia for the past. These notions are explored through a range of different mediums, from drawing to sewing to installation. The mediums are however always based in the hand made, objects that are crafted by myself. The objects use captured and actual elements of the everyday to explore the notions mentioned above.


 

Artist Bio / CV

 

Born Sydney 1976

 

EDUCATION

2003 MFA (Art) California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Los Angeles

1997 BA (First Class Honours) Visual Arts,

University of Western Sydney

 

AWARDS

2010 Metro Prize $40 000 Judges Award 

2007     Finalist, Myartspace New York New York 07 Comp

2006     Local Artist Award, Tattersall’s Cont Art Award

2005     NAVA Visual & Craft Artists’ Grant Scheme

2002 CalArts Scholarship

2001 Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009 Sunrise after sunset before sunrise, Billboard Project, Melbourne

2007 Wild West Break Down, Nellie Castan Gallery

2006 Auto Drive By, Mori Gallery, Sydney

2004 Drawings, Room 35 at Gitte Weise Gallery,Sydney

2004 Stitched, Gertrude Contemporary Exhibitions, Melbourne

2003 Untitled, Gallery D300, CalArts, LA

2002 Paul White Sews, Winslow Garage, LA

2001 Untitled, Rubyayre gallery, Sydney 

2000 The Green Room, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney

1999 Detour, Room 35 at Gitte Weise, Sydney

1998 n>4+g7-?i1)..Y, Open House Gallery, Sydney

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008 Stitched, Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney (Nov)

Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Gallery, Melbourne (Sept)

Cracow Screen Festival, Cracow, Poland (May)

2006 Tallis Foundation National Works on Paper, Mornington Regional Gallery (Jun)

Pleasures and Terrors, Blindside, Melbourne (May)

2005 Lapped, Campbelltown Arts Centre, (Sep)

    Room 35 turns 8, Room 35 at Gitte Weise, Sydney (Sep)

2004 Junket, Instituto de Cultura de Baja California, Tijuana, Mexico (Aug)

2003 Peter Fay Collection, National Gallery of Aust,(Oct)

    We’ve Moved, Armory, Pasadena, CA, (Sep)

    Emergence, Track 16, Bergamot station, LA, CA(Mar)

2002 Soft, Time & Place, Lebec, CA (Nov)

    Mid Residency Show, CalArts, LA (Oct)

2001 That was now, this is then, Gitte Weise, Sydney (Jun)

1999 Nine Lives, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney (Oct)

    Qintex, Smith and Stoneley, Brisbane (Jul)

    Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, Artspace, Sydney (May)