Brooklyn based artist Paul Wackers’ painting style currently seems to be discussing the various physical qualities of still life objects whilst deftly dealing with tactile surfaces. You can see in Wackers’ work, familiar objects recurring in his work, like friends of his. The addition of actually seeing those objects through Paul’s instagram feed is equally as amusing and endearing. The overall effect of Paul’s finished pieces are that of intrique and wonderment, his skilled brushwork invites you in for a closer look, at which point all the intricate layers of paint, the skill and technique made even clearer.
“The work I make is based on things and places I see, feel and keep close to me. I make them to try to understand what they are, what they mean, and how I should understand them. Many of the subjects are things that seem very familiar but through the process become confused or unreal because of the associations created within the picture. I try to remain open to whatever path they take me down.” Paul Wackers