Paul Gagner

Region: Northeast


City / State: Brooklyn, NY

In my recent work, I’ve been interested in rendering sensuous, possibly troublesome markings, as in the tracing of the creases in the palm of a hand or scratches left behind on the surface of the skin. Sometimes these impressions are fleeting, like the serenity etched into an absurd haircut, while others are more permanent, like the prismatic surface of a meteorite that’s crashed through my studio window. The sensual or disruptive nature of these acts can provide a therapeutic touch or a crushing blow. Ultimately, I want my paintings to alleviate or make obvious my insecurities and anxieties through humor and the pleasures of the paint’s surface.