My Account My Lightboxes Create Account Submissions Guidelines Help
[ ARTIST ARCHIVE ]
  ARTIST PORTFOLIO  
 
Paul Lorenz
updated: 04/30/2011
website: www.paullorenz.biz
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
Click thumbnails for full view:
 
August 3, 1000 Lines
July 10, 1100 Lines
June 21, 100+100+1000 Lines
June 23, 800 Lines
November 8, 1000 Lines
November 9, 1100 Lines
November 10, 1200 Lines
August 5, 1300 Lines
June 4, 1000 lines with Rectangle
July 2, 1100 Lines
June 19, 1100 Lines
August 8, 1150 Lines
June 24, 850 Lines
June 15, 200+350 Lines
March 24, 2300 Lines
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, conceptual, biomorphic
 
 
August 3, 1000 Lines by Paul Lorenz
August 3, 1000 Lines
graphite and oil on panel
2010
12" x  16"  x 2" 
July 10, 1100 Lines by Paul Lorenz
July 10, 1100 Lines
graphite and oil on panel
2010
11" x  14"  x 2" 
June 21, 100+100+1000 Lines by Paul Lorenz
June 21, 100+100+1000 Lines
graphite and oil on panel
2010
11" x  14"  x 2" 
June 23, 800 Lines by Paul Lorenz
June 23, 800 Lines
graphite and oil on panel
2010
11" x  14"  x 2" 
November 8, 1000 Lines by Paul Lorenz
November 8, 1000 Lines
graphite and oil on panel
2010
16" x  20"  x 2" 
November 9, 1100 Lines by Paul Lorenz
November 9, 1100 Lines
graphite and oil on panel
2010
16" x  20"  x 2" 
November 10, 1200 Lines by Paul Lorenz
November 10, 1200 Lines
graphite and oil on panel
2010
16" x  20"  x 2" 
August 5, 1300 Lines by Paul Lorenz
August 5, 1300 Lines
graphite and oil on panel
2010
12" x  16"  x 2" 
June 4, 1000 lines with Rectangle by Paul Lorenz
June 4, 1000 lines with Rectangle
graphite and oil on panel
2010
11" x  14"  x 2" 
July 2, 1100 Lines by Paul Lorenz
July 2, 1100 Lines
graphite and oil on panel
2010
11" x  14"  x 2" 
June 19, 1100 Lines by Paul Lorenz
June 19, 1100 Lines
graphite and oil on panel
2010
11" x  14"  x 2" 
August 8, 1150 Lines by Paul Lorenz
August 8, 1150 Lines
graphite and oil on panel
2010
12" x  16"  x 2" 
June 24, 850 Lines by Paul Lorenz
June 24, 850 Lines
graphite and oil on panel
2010
11" x  14"  x 2" 
June 15, 200+350 Lines by Paul Lorenz
June 15, 200+350 Lines
graphite and oil on panel
2010
11" x  14"  x 2" 
March 24, 2300 Lines by Paul Lorenz
March 24, 2300 Lines
graphite and oil on panel
2011
39" x  39"  x 2" 

Artist Statement

A mark, leads to a color, which leads to a space.  A line leads to another line, which forms plane that may cover a space.  The spaces combine, lines touch,  through tool and media, and a new vista is created.  The combinations are limitless, though the growth follows a logic and rhythm.  The result carries visual threads that lead our eye from one moment in time to the next.  What similarities are born in a minute, day or week of progress? 

 

Graphite drawings are an important part of Paul’s work.  Based upon drafting exercises from his years studying architecture, his drawings depict abstraction in its purest form, geometry.  Though minimal in logic, the drawings contain richness in developed space and positive/negative relationships.

 

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, solid and void.

Artist Bio / CV

With an education in Bauhaus architecture and fine art, Paul Lorenz has carved a interesting niche in the international art world: bridging the principals and immediacy of painting and drawing with the logic and detail of architecture. 

 Graphite drawings are an important part of Paul’s work.  Based upon drafting exercises from his years studying architecture, his drawings depict abstraction in its purest form, geometry.  Though minimal in logic, the drawings contain richness in developed space and positive/negative relationships.

 Paul was born in Chicago and has lived and worked in Chicago, Berkeley, California and now Paducah, Kentucky.  After graduating from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, he went on to study oil painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the International School of Art in Italy (under Nicolas Carone and Irving Petlin) and the University of California, Berkeley.  After winning a fifth place medal for painting at the Florence Biennale in 2001, Paul developed classes in abstraction for the MFA program for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he currently teaches through their cyber-campus

 Paul exhibits with numerous galleries in the USA and Europe. As a member of Pintura Fresca, an international group of abstract painters, he has exhibited worldwide, with past exhibitions in Singapore, England, Sweden and the USA.  Paul had his first solo exhibition in Europe in 2009 at Galerie Daniel Vignal in Toulouse, France.