Paul Arsenault Contemporary Artist

Artist Statement

Anchored in painting, Paul’s work is strongly influenced by the narratives of daily life. He is fascinated by human interaction and how these interactions, combined with the notions of human identity, community and nonconformity, contribute to the evolution of society. Paul’s paintings are an investigation of curious, often overlooked social circumstances, utilized as an attempt to gain a more personal understanding of the human experience. The use of humor, bold colors, and quirky imagery softens the work, allowing an easier visual approach to difficult subjects.

Paul’s current work investigates where his own disposition resides, within the spheres of conformity and non-conformity; as we enter an unparalleled time of divisiveness and personal expression.

Oil painting by Paul Arsenault
Allegories

Allegories are an investigation of curious, often overlooked social circumstances, utilized as an attempt to gain a more personal understanding of the human experience.

Paul Arsenault Wall Sculpture in steel - Woman portrait
Metal Sketches (tm)

Intimate sketches brought to the viewer as a larger-than-life 3-dimensional sculpture.

Paul Arsenault Oil Painting - The Commute
Heteroclites

A exploration of how humans protect and project themselves. Masks, as one of the oldest form of protection and projection, defend all of the actors within the paintings.