PAUL WACKERS

Artist statement:

"The work I make is based on things and places I see, feel and keep close to me. I make them to try to understand what they are, what they mean, and how I should understand them. Many of the subjects are things that seem very familiar but through the process become confused or unreal because of the associations created within the picture. I try to remain open to whatever path they take me down."

 

Paul Wackers was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1978. He graduated with his BFA from Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC, and his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Wackers has exhibited nationally and internationally in Belgium, Canada, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and New York, NY. He recently completed a large-scale public mural for The James Hotel (New York, NY) and has been featured in Hyperallergic, New American Paintings, and Art Practical. His work is held in numerous private and public collections. 

Artist website

Press

SFGATE Complements at Minnesota Street
Agenda Paul Wackers
Sight Unseen Exhibition Excerpt
Paper Keep Calm and Carry On Seeing Art: Everything We Saw and Heard at Last Night's Opening
PR Newswire The James New York Debuts New Public Art Project In Collaboration With Grey Area And Contemporary Artist Paul Wackers
my love for you blog
Art Fever
Encounters in the Art World
Canadian Art Junkie
Paul Wackers: Custodians & Collectors
Juxtapoz Magazine

Preview: Paul Wackers "Almost Somewhere"

KQED Arts
Hyperallergic

10 Underrated Artists From Brooklyn

Fecal Face

Interview

Pull The Metal
Paul Wackers - Finding Beauty In Normality