(B. 1969) USA
Known for his abstract paintings on wood and uncommon use of materials, Paul Kole shares his vision in private collections across the United States and Internationally yet has remained relatively quiet within the art community with most works acquired by word of mouth from collectors, corporate clients, and online inquiries.
Deliberately choosing life experience as his creative influential guide, he has worked in many fields with the intention of participating, learning, and growing then applying this living knowledge to his artistic creations. Construction, interior design, business management, gallery preparator, exhibition design, retail display, fashion design, food management, product design, and more were mentally, emotionally, and spiritually coalesced. These personal experiences can be seen throughout his work in technique, materials, composition, size, perspective, inspiration, and offerings. Although drawing and designing since childhhood, 1992 is when Paul discovered painting. His first painting "North Carolina" was purchased before it was dry. Over the next few years, Paul created "The Art House". A quarterly Art Show in his home. This led to coffee shop shows, local group shows, pop up art shows, film festivals, commissions, print houses, corporate and private acquisitions.
The most profound influence upon his creative process arrived while performing as preparator for one of the largest privately owned galleries in the United States. With direct access to top artists, he was able to engage and share insights with other artists from around the world. These opportunities were vital to the expansion of his voice and vision.
With a seeming unlimited creative energy and intuitive perspective, patrons discover multiple manifestations of his expressive endeavors in many forms other than his paintings. These include furniture, sculpture, jewelry, style perspectives, utilitarian concepts, and consumable products.
Paul Kole currently lives and works in Orange County and Palm Springs, California.