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Paul Mathisen

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New Modern Topographical Series #12, 6/2011 Acrylic on Birch Wood Panel 15x15x1.3/4
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New Modern: Topographical Series #22, 2011 Acrilic on Birch Wood Panel 25x45x1.3/4 © Paul Mathisen
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New Modern: Topographical Series #24, 2009 Acrylic on Birch Wood Panels 48x68x1.3/4 © Paul Mathisen
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Transcending Topographical Landscapes: #1, 2012 Enamel on Paper on Birch Wood Panel 30x30x1.3/4 © Paul E Mathisen
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Transcending Topographical Landscapes: #2, 2012 Enamel on Paper on Birch Wood Panel 30x30x1.3/4 © Paul Mathisen
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New Modern: Topographical Series #26, 2012 Acrilic on Birch Wood Panel 15x15x1.3/4 © Paul Mathisen
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New Modern: Topographical Series #6, 2008 Acrylic on Birch Wood Panel 48x68x1.3/4 © Paul Mathisen
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New Modern Topographical #1/2012, 7/2012 Acrylic on Birch Wood Panel 42x60 © Paul Mathisen
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Ohio
Birth year
1974
Lives in
sarasota county
Works in
sarasota county
Schools
Bradford College
Representing galleries
http://sarasotafineart.com
Tags
Paul e Mathisen paul mathisen, abstract
Statement

Paul Mathisen

Venice, FL

941.313.4925

Paul@mathisenstudio.com

Mathisenstudio.com

 

 

 

 

   

    

    By altering the landscape with ambiguous shapes and images, it's like a dream in which you never touch the ground.  An autobiographical landscape which stretches into complex compositions of a real topography.  This is my muse; exploring the landscape more as a conceptual abstract.  In my work I invite the viewer into a visual world of color, form and imagination that is completely unexpected.  My technique is very controlled despite what the visceral appearance may appear to be.  Over time I have achieved the ability to release and gain control over my materials which allows the art to become itself.  This has been my goal.  When I paint I have a dialog with color.  I use tools and solvents to manipulate the paint to make designs, moment to moment creating shapes on forms mingling layers of paint and color that speak their own language.  My iconoclast style allows me the freedom to create works of art with atypical materials and concepts that capture free moments telling a never ending story in autobiographical landscapes.

 

Biographical Narrative

 

I was born in Lakewood Ohio in 1974.  My family moved every three years as my father accepted various career advancements.  As a result we have lived in many different locations all over the world.  When I was 12 yrs old I went to boarding school, which introduced me to the world of painting and ceramics.  I studied Creative Arts at Bradford College, Bradford MA, and Art history at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.  I  am represented by State of the Art Gallery, 1525 State Street Sarasota, Florida

My inspiration comes from artist such as Pollock, Frankenthaller and Ehlrich.  Jackson Pollock because of the way he thought about his art.  When viewing Helen Frankenthaller’s art I am inspired by the way she manipulates the paint to create the images that result.  When I experienced the work by Ron Ehlrich I feel how he pushed the envelope just enough and it has changed my perspective about my attitude towards my own materials and work.