Canadian-born, Paris-based artist Paul P. creates gothic imagery of bohemian youths and their milieu; in dreamy contexts, they surf, explore archaic landscapes, and sleep with—or simply observe—one another. Paul P.’s work in oil paint and watercolor, as well as his print editions, consistently capture moody, sensual, and tranquil moments. Running the gamut from intimate portraiture to seascapes, motionless buildings, and natural landscapes, the artist’s imagery retains a studied quietness and often draws analogies between the human body and its surroundings. Understated color combinations, rich atmospheric compositions, permeating sexual desire, and an undeniably timelessness all mark Paul P.’s work.
Paul P. has exhibited his work globally since the early 2000s and has been the subject of solo exhibitions in New York, Toronto, London, Tel Aviv, Berlin, and Paris, among other cities. His work has been included in group exhibitions at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and White Columns, as well as the Biennale de Montreal and Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Connaregina in Naples.