Paul P.

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Paul P. (b. 1977, Canada) first gained attention for his drawings and paintings of young men that systematically re-imagined found erotic photographs along nineteenth century aesthetic modes. In recent years the artist’s interests in transience, desire, cataloging, and notation has expanded to include landscapes and their abstraction, and to sculptural works in the form of furniture. In his paintings and drawings, P. references images from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and gay erotic magazines produced around the time of the Stonewall riots until the advent of the AIDS crisis. His works appropriate these images and transform them into portraits that exceed stereotypical depictions of queerness, instead creating nuanced portraits and abstract landscapes that convey gestures of introspection, desire, and mourning. P.’s practice also includes sculptural furniture. His geometric, meticulous pieces explore relations between bodies, folding, framing, and manipulating barriers.

P. was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, New York and the 2018 Front International Cleveland Triennial. He has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions including Queer Thoughts, New York (2019); Lulu, Mexico City, Mexico (2019); Scrap Metal, Toronto (2017); Participant Inc., New York (2017); Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver (2017); Maureen Paley, Hove (2016); Broadway 1602, New York (2014); The Suburban, Oak Park (2013); Freud Museum, London (2011); Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia (2010); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009); Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria (2009); and the Power Plant, Toronto (2007), among others. P.’s work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Whitney Museum, among others. P. lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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P.P0196

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P.P0175

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30.48cm X 22.86cm

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P.P0174

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P.P0173

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P.P0172

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Patinated brass and patinated copper

24.5" X 11" X 8.25"
62.23cm X 27.94cm X 20.95cm

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Ink and collage on paper

11.8" X 8.7"
29.97cm X 22.1cm

Paul P.

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29.97cm X 22.1cm

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29.97cm X 22.1cm

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Oil on canvas

P.P0147

36.2" X 25.6"
91.95cm X 65.02cm

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Oil on linen

P.P0192

23.6" X 31.9"
59.94cm X 81.03cm

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Oil on linen

P.P0193

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35.05cm X 26.92cm

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P.P0137

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23.88cm X 19.05cm

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P.P0136

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26.92cm X 19.05cm

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P.P0135

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35.05cm X 26.92cm

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P.P0194

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35.05cm X 26.92cm

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P.P0148

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33.02cm X 22.1cm

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P.P0141

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35.05cm X 23.88cm

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P.P0195

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35.05cm X 26.92cm

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P.P0156

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35.05cm X 26.92cm

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P.P0146

16.1" X 10.6"
40.89cm X 26.92cm

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P.P0139

16.1" X 13"
40.89cm X 33.02cm

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P.P0142

16.1" X 13"
40.89cm X 33.02cm

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Oil on linen

P.P0191

18.1" X 15"
45.97cm X 38.1cm

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Oil on canvas

P.P0134

39.4" X 28.7"
100.08cm X 72.9cm

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Oil on linen

P.P0081

13" X 9.4"
33.02cm X 23.88cm

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Slim Volume, Queer Thoughts

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Slim Volume, Queer Thoughts, 2019

New York, NY

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Oil on linen

P.P0080

8.7" X 6.3"
22.1cm X 16cm

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Morena di Luna, Maureen Paley

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Morena di Luna, 2020

Hove, UK

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The Rex Prisms at Maureen Paley

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The Rex Prisms, Maureen Paley, 2016

London, UK

Paul P.

Wandering Years (low table with stools)

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Wandering Years (low table with stools), 2019

Whitewashed oak

Table: 20 x 31 x 15.7 in | Two Stools: 17.7 x 14.9 x 12.2 in

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P.P0075

5.5" X 9.1"
13.97cm X 23.11cm

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Watercolour on paper

P.P0072

6.3" X 9.8"
16cm X 24.89cm

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Watercolour on paper

P.P0070

6.7" X 9.6"
17.02cm X 24.38cm

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P.P0065

36.2" X 25.6"
91.95cm X 65.02cm

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Watercolour on paper

P.P0068

14.2" X 9.4"
36.07cm X 23.88cm

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P.P0030

39.4" X 28.7"
100.08cm X 72.9cm

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P.P0033

9.4" X 13"
23.88cm X 33.02cm

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P.P0028

10.6" X 13.8"
26.92cm X 35.05cm

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P.P0026

8.7" X 6.3"
22.1cm X 16cm

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100.08cm X 72.9cm

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P.P0029

10.6" X 7.5"
26.92cm X 19.05cm

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26.92cm X 19.05cm

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Ink on paper

11.8" X 8.7"
29.97cm X 22.1cm

Paul P.

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Chine collé collage

Edition 2 of 9

P.P0014

14" X 10.6"
35.56cm X 26.92cm

Paul P.

Gueridon (fauns)

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Gueridon (fauns), 2018

Patinated brass and oil paint on copper

22.7 x 17.8 x 17.8 in (57.7 x 45.2 x 45.2 cm) and 24 x 14.9 x 14.9 in (61 x 37.8 x 37.8 cm)

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Terminal figure (Brian Howard)

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Terminal figure (Brian Howard), 2018

Steel

30.7" X 16" X 16"
77.98cm X 40.64cm X 40.64cm

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Young Aristotle

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Young Aristotle, 2018

Dyed and whitewashed oak

17.8" X 15" X 11.75"
45.21cm X 38.1cm X 29.84cm

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Collage on paper

P.P0009

8.5" X 5.5"
21.59cm X 13.97cm

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P.P0008

8.5" X 11"
21.59cm X 27.94cm

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P.P0007

11" X 8.5"
27.94cm X 21.59cm

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P.P0006

8.5" X 11"
21.59cm X 27.94cm

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P.P0005

11" X 8.5"
27.94cm X 21.59cm