Paul Gala is the Traditional Artist Spotlight winning artist for the month of July 2020. He is an award-winning artist based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
Paul's Solo Art Exhibition will be featured on the website for the month of July 2020. The gallery will promote Paul and his work on the Fusion Art website, individual online press releases to hundreds of outlets, email blasts to over 4,500+ buyers, collectors, galleries and art professionals, in online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s extensive social media outlets. Fusion Art's objective is to promote the Artist Spotlight winning artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.
Please read Paul's Biography and Artist Statement below as he describes his history and inspiration in his own words. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see his exhibition.
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Thank you to all the artists who participated in the Artist Spotlight competition and congratulations to Paul and the other Artist Spotlight winning artists.
Paul Gala is an artist living in Chapel Hill, NC. He holds a B.A. in Economics from St. John Fisher College. Mr. Gala’s works have been exhibited in one-person, two-person and group shows, auctions, and online shows. He was awarded the Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant from Gallery 25N for his work in the Emotion and Energy of Color 2018 show, and has received multiple awards from Fusion Art for his work in various shows, including most recently Honorable Mention in the 5th Annual Leaves & Petals Art Exhibition. Paul has also taught workshops and has been a guest speaker. He has a working studio and gallery at Artspace and is a member of the City Market Artist Collective (C-MAC) both in Raleigh, NC, and he is represented by North Carolina galleries at Bald Head Island, Beaufort, Blowing Rock, Manteo, Morehead City, and Wilkesboro, and in Vero Beach, Florida. Paul’s work is held in both private and corporate collections.
I have long been inspired by the magical and luminous artwork of the Old Masters, the Hudson River School artists, and others. My artistic journey was fueled by studying French Art and History in Paris, France in the early 1990s. I’ve walked the same terrain of some of the great artists, and painted at some of the same locations they did. My artistic journey continues to expand to broader strokes of color and a deeper appreciation of what the paint demands of me on the canvas, not an exact reflection of the landscape that lays out before me. These places give my work an initial direction, but the paintings always take a life of their own. My paintings are a reflection of how I see the world, and I often get lost in the creation. Through the use of different techniques, including abandoning the brush and using my hands, rags and other tools, I directly connect with the painting. There is a kind of magic that happens when you are completely in the moment of painting. A viewer’s enjoyment of my art is an individual experience. I provide an initial jumping-off point, and then they are invited in for their own personal reflection!
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