SACI Gallery Exhibition: Artworks by Paul Beel
Timeline: From pre-digital painting to oil-video fusion (and back again)
October 17 – December 12, 2013
Opening: Thursday, October 17 at 6pm
The paintings and videos in this exhibition span a dynamic 12-year period (2002-2014) during which both humanity and art-making made a major shift from a largely non-digital consciousness to a primarily digital one. Mass use of social media and digital picture-making tools did not yet exist when several of these works were made. The selected paintings and videos, always based on some form of observation, run roughly parallel to the chronological blossoming of digital visual tools and socialization. Traditional oil painting becomes intermixed with digital media in varying but increasingly interwoven ways.
Paul Beel received his BFA and MFA from the School of Art at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. He completed Post-Baccalaureate studies at SACI, where he later taught painting and drawing. He has had solo shows in Venice, Milan, Florence, Mantova, as well as in the US, and group shows in Spain, Germany, San Marino, Switzerland, and throughout Italy. He lives and works in Florence. Paul is represented by Bonelli Arte Contemporanea in Mantova.