Jimmy DeSana & Paul P.
Curator's Tour

 
  1. with Paul P. and Krist Gruijthuijsen

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  3. 7 September 24, 3 pm

    In English

    Venue: KW, Meeting Point at the Counter 

    Registration via: mediation@kw-berlin.de

    Participation included in the exhibition ticket.

    Limited capacity.

 

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<p>Paul P., <em>Untitled</em>, 2020, watercolour on paper. Courtesy the artist and Maureen Paley, London, Greene Naftali, New York, Cooper Cole, Toronto, and Massimo Minini, Brescia © the artist.</p>
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Paul P., Untitled, 2020, watercolour on paper. Courtesy the artist and Maureen Paley, London, Greene Naftali, New York, Cooper Cole, Toronto, and Massimo Minini, Brescia © the artist.

 

On selected dates, curators and occasionally artists will guide visitors through the exhibition they have designed. Visitors have the opportunity to talk to the experts, ask them questions and gain deeper insights.

 

Paul P. is an artist, known since the early 2000s for his melancholy drawings and paintings and, in recent years, for sculptures in the form of furniture. Drawing from and re-imagining existing images of young gay men, he finds most of the subjects of his portraiture in the archives of gay erotic magazines, particularly those published in the years between the onset of gay liberation and the nascent catastrophe of the AIDS crisis. Employing mode akin to late 19th century portrait painters, his fragile and dreamlike works remove and liberate his subjects from their highly specific context and shroud them in timeless and seductive mystery. The artist’s more recent work has further developed an expression of beauty coupled with cultural tragedy, presenting his brooding subjects alongside atmospheric abstractions, crepuscular landscapes, and allegorical sculpture.