Artwork by Paul Arts
Paul is a self-taught painter working in oil, acrylic, and mixed-media.
He is also an aesthetic dentist, a passionate permaculturist and a libertarian. Paul focuses on painting portraits of known and unknown characters with the intention of augmenting certain emotions through his work. Each one of his portraits will touch you in a separate, unique way.
In conversations most communication is transmitted non-verbally. Small, subtle movements of facial muscles or hand gestures reinforce the message or weaken it. This happens both consciously or subconsciously adding information that can not be defined with just words.
We hardly notice them during a conversation which is exactly why they are indispensable. The result is a string of moments speeding by and sometimes difficult to receive and interpret in the way that they were intended.
In the era of digital conversation a lot of information literally gets lost in translation. Emoticons have been designed to compensate for this lack but they hardly cover the subtleties and efficiency of our body.
In both business and personal environments misunderstandings occur because we do not transmit or receive information correctly. We may need to question whether taking increasingly less time to really communicate brings us anything besides a false sense of efficiency.
On the contrary, a portrait is not in a hurry and freezes a non-verbal moment in line. You can look at it as long as you want, it gives you the time to really “read” the face.
Paul Art’s portraits give you the options to notice body language. The faces, and sometimes bodies he portrays, have a message. It is clear who the sender is but the revelations of the message are in the eyes of the beholder.
Be efficient, take your time when looking at Paul’s work.