Art Club interviews Mr. Paul + freshiam

Art Club interviews Mr. Paul

Do you mind introducing yourself to those reading?


Where are you originally from?

The backwoods of Pine Mountain, Georgia. 

What got you interested in Art?

I took a random psychology class at the University of West Georgia. I learned about the theraputic benefits of creativity.  Then, I applied what I learned to my life.


How long have you been painting?

I don't paint.  I color.  I've been coloring, consciously, since 2007.

I noticed you only use primary colors in your works, can you tell us why?

When I was a little kid, my mother was a fifth grade teacher.  I used to help her construct and decorate her bulletin boards with different images, designs, and messages. The color pallete of the bulletin boards always included primary colors. That's why I use primary colors. 

How has your work evolved over the years? 

I recently, within the last couple of years, began including myself in my work.  My previous work only depicted my female friends/models, and past lovers.  I had to switch the game up. 

How would you describe your style?

MRPAULSTYLE. It's slick. Bold. Stimulating. 

What type of medium do you use for your paintings?

Acrylic + Ink

I noticed most of you pieces are HUGE, Is size important to your work?

Yes, size matters for my work. I like to see my memories/ideas/thoughts "larger than life."

How do you choose the subject of your work? 

Easy.  I simply document my own reality.  The essence of whomever/whatever is in my immediate environment (mentally/physically) will end up being represented in my work.  Ta da! 

Who or What are some of your inspirations?

Who? Creatively, my father.  My pops has always been a source of inspiration for me. He's a creative visionary known for restoring classic automobiles. He was the first person to show me how to turn an abstract idea into reality.   What? Life, in general. I'm impressed by the things people say/do when they're interacting with me.

What projects/shows are you working on?

I'm currently working on a project called the "Museum of Modern Perspective (MOMP.CO)."  The Museum of Modern Perspective was developed to serve the Atlanta community as a history museum, production studio, and event space. 

Famous last words. 

"Progression is the only direction."



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