!! OMG, Art: ‘Amor et Mors’ by Paul P. at the National Gallery of Canada !!

Artist Paul P. has a solo show at the National Gallery of Canada, featuring new acquisitions to the permanent collection.

According to the gallery:

His paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings find inspiration in a range of sources: neoclassical sculpture of the 1700s, the art of James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), the arch mannerism of poet Robert de Montesquiou (1855–1921), and storied places such as Venice, Italy, and its contemporary counterpart, Venice Beach, California. The cornerstone of his artistic project is an extensive series of portraits of young men appropriated from pre-AIDS erotic photographs. This series shares an affinity with the work of certain artists of the late 1800s who defied the prevailing morality of their time and furthered a secret language of coded homosexuality.

See some of the work from the show after the jump!

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1 Comment on "OMG, Art: ‘Amor et Mors’ by Paul P. at the National Gallery of Canada"

  1. Never heard of them but their work is beautiful!

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