PAOLO GELB transforms his canvases through saturated swirling colors, dynamic brushwork, generous layering and abstract figuration into opulent portals leading viewers to imaginative interpretations of his energetic expressions.
Paolo Gelb’s expressive brushstrokes, vibrant use of color and the variegated positions of forms throughout his paintings elicit an emotional response from the viewer, one that expresses the multitude of emotions that are both mentally and physically experienced by the human body in contemporary society. His color palette reflects the far reaches of the earth, with generous planes of fiery red, sun-kissed yellow and oceanic blue sweeping the entire surface of the canvas. All colors evoke malleable forms with infinite boarders, with each curvaceous color flowing into an adjacent form. His opulent use of color is complimented and mirrored through his dynamic brushwork, which acts as an indexical sign for the energy and the vigor of the artist’s hand at work. He boldly mixes and juxtaposes layers of colorful hues, creating a topographical design that takes on a spatial existence.
Abstract figuration weaves through the warm colors, with imagery of figures in flight sweeping across the picture plane. His titles echo transitory imagery, alluding to ideas of flight and movement through time and space. Mr. Gelb’s canvases combine expressive color and dynamic brushwork to express the energy and dynamism of contemporary society.
The award-winning artist Paolo Gelb works and resides in Austria. Mr. Gelb exhibits internationally, including group and solo exhibitions throughout Austria and New York. His art hangs in many prestigious public and private collections around the world, and Amsterdam Whitney Gallery is proud to showcase the art of this contemporary artist.
Meldung durch Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York 2013