FORK THIS SIDE

PAUL FORTUNATO

INSIDE THE BOX

2018 Paintings

I have been living in South Korea since 2015, after living in New York my whole life.  It took me 3 years to get my creative footing back and to be painting like I should be.  These 27 works, completed within the last 6 months represent my return to the game.    All images Copyright © 2018 Paul Fortunato.  All rights reserved.  Unauthorized use, copying or reproduction prohibited.

PUTTI DOWN

PUTTI DOWN, acrylic on crate panel, 131.5 X 77.5 cm, 52 X 31 inches

 

 

ANOTHER PUTTI DOWN 120 x 152

ANOTHER PUTTI DOWN,  acrylic on wood, 120 X 152 cm, 47 X 60 inches

 

 

CUPID_S LAST ARROW 120 X 203.5

CUPID’S LAST ARROW,  acrylic on wood, 120 X 203.5 cm, 47.25 X 80 inches

 

 

WINGED CHERUB HEAD WITH DUNG BEETLES 120 X 203.5

“VICTORIA EDWARDS, MEAT THE DUNG BEATLES”, acrylic on wood, 120 X 203.5 cm, 47.25 X 80 inches

 

Gone with the wind 123 x 88.4cm

GONE WITH THE GUST,  acrylic on wood, 123 X 88.4 cm, 47.5 X 88.4 inches

 

 

WIZARD OF THE APES acrylic on crate panel 80 x 129

WIZARD OF THE APES,  acrylic on crate panel, 80 X 129 cm, 31.5 X 51 inches

 

 

WHAT IS IT 116 X 137

“WHAT IS IT?”   acrylic on wood, 116 X 137 cm, 45.7 X 54 inches

 

 

THE DEATH OF SHITTY-VACUUM SWINGER acrylic on crate panel 119 X 118.5

THE DEATH OF SHITTY-VACUUM SWINGER, acrylic on wood, 119 X 118.5 cm, 47.25 x 46.5 inches

 

 

ATTACK OF THE DOG-EATING MUREX acrylic on crate panel 109 X 94.5ATTACK OF THE DOG-EATING MUREX, acrylic on crate panel, 109 x 94.5 cm, 43 X 37 inches

 

 

BLUE SELF-REPLICATING CHRIST 55 X 36.5_

BLUE CHRIST PAINTS HIMSELF WITH HIS TONGUE,  acrylic on masonite, 55X 36.5 cm, 21.6 X 14 inches

 

 

Santa Claws 120 x203cm

SANTA CLAWS 2, acrylic on wood, 120 X 203 cm, 47.25 X 80 inches

 

 

PLESIOSAUR DOING THE FREESTYLE 203 X 120

PLESIOSAUR FREE STYLING  IT,  acrylic on wood, 203 X 120 cm, 80 X 47.25 inches

 

 

YIJING 80 x 129

GIRL AT NIGHT,  acrylic on crate panel, 80 X 129 cm, 31.5 X 51 inches

 

 

HEAD (Formerly GANESHAS ARE WILD) 132 X 97

HEAD,  acrylic on wood, 132 X 97 cm, 52 X 38 inches

 

 

Walking Tall 209.7 x 89.5

WALKING TALL,  acrylic on wood, 209.7 X 89.5 cm, 83 X 35.5 inches

 

 

ARCTIC LACEWING CAT 61 X 62

ARCTIC LACEWING CAT,  acrylic on wood, 61 X 62 cm, 24 X 24.4 inches

 

 

FLIPPER acrylic on pink foam insulation board 182 X 70 X 8

FLIPPER,   acrylic on pink foam insulation board, 182 X 70 X 8 cm, 71.7 X 27.5 X 3 inches

 

 

CYCLOPIAN CAT MAMMOTH 79 x 132

CYCLOPEAN CAT MAMMOTH,   acrylic on wood, 79 X 132 cm, 31 x 52 inches

 

 

THE NEXT EMPEROR acrylic on panel with car logos attached 94 X 74

THE NEXT EMPEROR,   acrylic and  auto wheel caps on crate panel, 94 X 74 cm, 37 X 29 inches

 

 

BEGGARS_ BANQUET 40 X 56

BEGGARS’ BANQUET,   acrylic on masonite, 40 x 56 cm,  15.7 X 22 inches

 

 

LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE 51.5 X 80

LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE,  acrylic on wood,  51.5 X 80 cm, 20 X 31.5 inches

 

 

SON OF KONG 64 X 78

SON OF KONG,   acrylic on wood,  54 X 78 cm,  25 X 31 inches

 

 

RINGED OCTOPUS acrylic on panel with painted frame 42 X 63

RINGED OCTOPUS,  acrylic on framed masonite panel,  42 X 63 cm,  16.5 X 25 inches

 

 

 

BRONTOSAURUS#KING KONG#RELOADED 203 X 120

REVENGE OF THE GAME 2,  acrylic on wood,  203 X 120 cm, 80 X 47.25 inches

 

 

 

REVENGE OF THE GAME 165 X 153.5

REVENGE OF THE GAME,  acrylic on crate panel,  165 X 153.5 cm,  65 X 60.4 inches

 

 

NOTHING IF NOT DIGITAL acrylic on panel with painted frame 87 x 46DIGITAL FUTURE,  acrylic on framed, mounted Korean calligraphy on mulberry paper,  62 X 43 cm, 24.4 X 17 inches

The concept of “INSIDE THE BOX” is multi-dimensional and layered.  It is about working on found crate panels, on living abroad as an expat for the first time in my life, and the confinement of culture shock.  I created all of these works in a room roughly 19 feet X 9 feet X 7 feet.  The creative challenge of engineering the room (with 5 cats no less) to make all this happen became part of the theme.  It is also about finding the space to create within the box between my ears.   I will be including many of these works in an upcoming solo painting exhibition this September here in the ROK, my first overseas solo painting show.  I will be posting updates on that.