David Kaye Gallery » Paul Wysmyk

A Natural Curiousity
July 6 - August 6, 2017
Meet the artist: Thursday, July 6, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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Remnant
February 5 - March 1, 2015

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Drawing and painting is at the heart of Paul’s creative art practice. He takes imagery from many sources including his sketchbooks and personal photos of places, people, objects, art reproductions, etc., and then combines or collages these source materials into an imagined space. For him it is not about a literal representation but more about aligning elements to tell a story and animate a pictorial space. From those visual materials an intuitive narrative emerges that is part personal history and part dialogue with art history, particularly the modern movement. His paintings are not about how he sees objectively but about how he thinks, it is his thinking process visualized.

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Paul’s studio with works in progress.

GALLERY

Paul Wysmyk, Corbies at Night, 2014, acrylic on paper, image 48 X 32 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Lady Fair, 2014, acrylic on paper, image 48 X 32 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Mosaic #1, 2014, acrylic on paper, image 30 X 22 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Notes on Sea Life, 2014, acrylic on paper, image 30 X 22 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Hound, 2014, acrylic on paper, image 30 X 22 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Tom & Jerry, 2014, acrylic & oil on paper, 30 X 22 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Red Lotus, 2014, acrylic on paper, image 22 X 30 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Rexdale, 2014, acrylic on paper, 22 X 30 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Thatch our Nest, 2015, acrylic on paper, image 30 X 22 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, The Twa Corbies- Blue Night, 2014, acrylic on paper, image 25 1/2 X 18 1/2 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, His Hawk, his Hound, 2015, oil on canvas, image 60 X 54 in., framed, SOLD.Paul Wysmyk, Remnant #1, 2014, oil on canvas, image 42 X 30 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Remnant #2, 2014, oil on canvas, image 59 3/4 X 44 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Kremlin Red, 2014, oil on wood, image 30 X 30 in., framed, SOLD.Paul Wysmyk, Wrens, 2014, oil on wood, image 30 X 20 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Terrazzo, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 54 X 84 in.Paul Wysmyk, Boilermaker, 2014, oil on canvas, image 30 X 40 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Raven, 2014, oil on wood, image 26 X 26 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Rook, 2014, oil on wood, image 24 X 18 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Remnant, Installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Remnant, Installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Remnant, Installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Remnant, Installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Remnant, Installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Remnant, Installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Remnant, Installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Remnant, Installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Remnant, Installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Remnant, Installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Remnant, Installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Remnant, Installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Remnant, Installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Remnant, Installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Remnant, Installation view.

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Shaping Up
October 4 - 28, 2012

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GALLERY

Paul Wysmyk, Asylum, 2012, acrylic on paper, image 27 X 20 in., framed 38 X 30 1/2 in.Paul Wysmyk, Blue Notebook, 2012, acrylic on paper, image 25.5 X 20 in., framed 37 1/8 X 29 1/8 in.Paul Wysmyk, Dominoes, 2012, acrylic on paper, image 27 1/2 X 21 in., framed 37 1/8 X 29 1/8 in., SOLD.Paul Wysmyk, Tambour, 2012, oil on canvas, image 54 X 42 in., framed 55 1/2 X 43 5/8 in.Paul Wysmyk, Night Whispers, 2012, acrylic on paper, image 25 1/2 X 20 in., framed 24 1/4 X 37 1/4 in.Paul Wysmyk, Edge of Darkness, 2012, oil on canvas, image 54 X 36 in., framed 55 3/4 X 37 5/8 in.Paul Wysmyk, Perfume, 2012, acrylic on paper, image 20 X 26 in., framed 30 1/2 X 38 in.Paul Wysmyk, Catalogue, 2012, acrylic/oil on canvas, image 60 X 54 in., framed 61 5/8 X 55 1/2 in.Paul Wysmyk, Persuasion, 2012, acrylic on paper, image 17 1/2 X 20 1/2 in., framed 29 1/8 X 37 1/8 in.Paul Wysmyk, Storybook, 2012, watercolour/chalk on paper, image 24 X 20 in., framed 38 1/8 X 30 5/8 in.Paul Wysmyk, Malibou, 2012, acrylic on paper, image 17 1/2 X 27 1/2 in., framed 25 1/8 X 35 1/8 in.Paul Wysmyk, Anvil, 2012, acrylic on paper, image 28 X 20 1/2 in., framed 31 1/4 X 39 1/8 in.Paul Wysmyk, Shaping Up, Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Shaping Up, Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Shaping Up, Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Shaping Up, Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Shaping Up, Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Shaping Up, Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Shaping Up, Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Shaping Up, Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Shaping Up, Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Shaping Up, Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Shaping Up, Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Shaping Up, Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Shaping Up, Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Shaping Up, Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Shaping Up, Exhibition installation view.

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Interior Fragments: new paintings
November 18, 2010 - January 16, 2011

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Drawing and painting is at the heart of my creative art practice. I take imagery from many sources including my sketchbooks and personal photos of places, people and objects, art reproductions, etc., and I combine or collage these source materials into an imagined space. It’s not about literal representation but more about aligning elements to tell a story and animate a space. From those visual materials an intuitive narrative emerges that is part personal history and part dialogue with art history, particularly the modern movement. My paintings are not about how I see objectively but about how I think, it’s my thinking process visualized.

GALLERY

Paul Wysmyk, Butterfly, 2010, oil on wood, 26 X 26 in., framed, SOLD.Paul Wysmyk, Prince, 2010, oil on wood, 26 X 26 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Tambour, 2010, oil on wood, 22 X 30 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Giotto – Guitar Hero, 2010, oil on wood, 24 X 30 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Snake Road, 2010, oil on wood, 24 X 30 in., framed, SOLD.Paul Wysmyk, Inclining Pear, 2010, oil on wood, 23 X 23 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Sao Paulo, 2010, oil on wood, 26 X 26 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Absinthe, 2010, oil on canvas, 30 X 40 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Chandelier, 2009, acrylic on wood, 18 X 24 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Reclining Pear, 2010, oil on wood, 18 X 24 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, In His Own World, 2010, oil on wood, 24 X 18 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Reclining Pear with Mickey, 2010, oil on wood, 18 X 24 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Pablo’s Cat, 2010, oil on wood, 24 X 30 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Genie, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 30 X 42 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Constellation Pictor, 2010, oil & mixed media on wood, 25 X 18 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Motel Room #9, 2010, acrylic on wood, 30 X 23 in., framedPaul Wysmyk, Interior Fragments: new paintings. Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Interior Fragments: new paintings. Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Interior Fragments: new paintings. Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Interior Fragments: new paintings. Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Interior Fragments: new paintings. Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Interior Fragments: new paintings. Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Interior Fragments: new paintings. Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Interior Fragments: new paintings. Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Interior Fragments: new paintings. Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Interior Fragments: new paintings. Exhibition installation view.Paul Wysmyk, Interior Fragments: new paintings. Exhibition installation view.

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Famous French Stories I, 2009, acrylic on wood, 23 X 30 in. framed
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Famous French Stories II, 2009, acrylic on wood, 23 X 30 in. framed, , SOLD.

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The Onlooker, 2008, acrylic on wood, 24 X 36 in.

Artist Statement

I believe that handmade objects have an innate power and that the spirit of the maker somehow lives on in the object. I can feel this when I look at past and ancient art and artifacts. It is as if the artist lives on in the piece. Culture, ideas, observations and emotions are encoded within and can be accessed by a current viewer. Therein lies the value of art for me. It is more than technique, it is more than style, and once you have seen it you cannot turn around and see the world in the same way as before.

A lot of my paintings take place on a beach. It is a stage set for a personal narrative. Simple elemental materials are transformed into transient tiny worlds lasting only until eroded by waves; creation then followed by destruction. There is a kind of empowering primitivism that records my view of the world, which I see as one of chaotic complexity: careening geopolitical events I do not fully grasp and new technologies that are almost incomprehensible in their infinite intricacy. How do you make your way?

It is impossible today to be completely informed. To map out some order in this complexity I subscribe to a sort of urban primitivism. That is my process for engagement in art making. It consists of a guess, based on the bytes of daily information that come my way, plus my personal experience, current observations, hunches and instinct about what will work. I then cross my fingers and try to make my mark by drawing, wiping, brushing, dripping, glazing, and scouring. Imaginative possibilities open up in the making, and then somehow at some point it just looks and feels right.

GALLERY

Paul Wysmyk, The Onlooker, 2008, acrylic on wood panel, 24 X 36 in.Paul Wysmyk, Archaic Harbour, 2008, acrylic on wood panel, 24 X 18 in.Paul Wysmyk, Shipwreck, 2008, acrylic on wood panel, 20 X 16 in.Paul Wysmyk, Burning Paper Boat #3, 2008, acrylic on wood panel, 18 X 24 in.Paul Wysmyk, Water, Wind & Fire, 2008, acrylic on wood panel, 20 X 16 in.