No. 11 (Queen Theme)


No. 11 (Queen Theme)



Acrylic and colored pencil on canvas

Dimensions: 18" x 15"

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About the Work

52 Paintings is a current yearlong project by Paolo Arao where he paints one painting for every week of the year. Each painting is 18 x 15 inches and made in the span of one session. The result is a diverse collection of paintings that creates a dynamic spectrum of a calendar year exploring ritual, time, color, and space - one week at a time.

About the Artist

Paolo Arao’s work combines skewed geometry with bold color to create a queer and dizzying space. Rhythmic bands of stripes shift and twist, and hues sing slightly off key through dynamic chords of color. Though intimate in scale, his paintings are large on playfulness. Paolo received his BFA in painting and printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2000 and was awarded a residency at the Fire Island Artist Residency in 2016. His work has been shown in galleries and museums, both nationally and internationally. Paolo lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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