Artistically driven renaissance entrepreneur gay man, Paul Lorenz is creative while realizing that art is a business. We initially connected with Paul via LinkedIn. Currently, he is preparing for a large solo exhibition at the Evanston Art Center, near Chicago, for November 2018.
His background is in architecture (15 years) specifically in Bauhaus (my personal favorite) architecture and fine art. Paul Lorenz has carved an intriguing space in the international art world. He unites the visual and tactile intimacy of painting and drawing with the auditory stimulation of sound. His rich background in architecture is seen, felt and heard through the details and clarity of vision.
Lorenz states. “Being an artist is an extremely challenging yet rewarding professional career. You get to fully express yourself and create beautiful unique items. A traditional business would call it a product. I hesitate to use that term but it’s true. My artwork, any artist’s art creation, is a product. Like any small business, I must find creative ways to market my artwork/product to reach new collectors – target customer audience. Further, to do so, I must create community and business relationships such as with galleries to further my market reach and take the sales parts off my plate so that I can focus on the part of the business of art that I most enjoy doing. Art is a business – make no mistake.”
He states that his education and life experiences have given him the confidence and perspective to follow numerous creative paths: interior architecture, fine art education, and film festival management. Above all, he identifies himself as an artist (independent since 1999). A commissioned work can be seen publically in at the 45 Rockefeller Center in New York. He has been displayed in numerous group and solo exhibitions around the globe and always open to exploring new creative opportunities anywhere in the world. However, if a company or government would like to install the first art on the moon, Lorenz is up for a challenge.
At this time, he represented by LuminArte Gallery in Dallas, Texas and online for originals at 1340 Gallery. If in the market for a fine art print you may find him at VitualGallery. For a few snazzy fashion accessories and home decor at Pauls work may be found at Vida.
My work is my autobiography. My work plays and questions abstraction and permanence. The pieces reflect my education in Bauhaus architecture, my explorations of line and content, and my reaction to life in locations discovered through my continued quest for knowledge.
Linear Stream is the result and flows defining what a line, series of lines and volume of lines can be.
Studying architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, created the basis for the paintings and drawings. Architecture and structure form the logic behind the way a painting is built and constructed. How do the tools used affect the making of a line or volumes? Each work is an answer to a question exploring how marks and gestures can be created to form a complete composition. What is the difference between working on paper, film or linen? How does the same medium react to differing circumstances?
Abstraction is not a style, but a state of mind…a balance of subtlety and boldness, confidence and risk…the known, and that what needs to be found.
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