SIMPLEXITY

SAVING THE EARTH, ONE PAINTING AT A TIME

This new 2019 set of paintings, collectively titled SIMPLEXITY, was created over the last 6 months here in South Korea, where I relocated from New York City almost five years ago. I did not invent the word ‘Simplexity’, as it can be found in abundance on the internet. But I felt the word fit with what I am doing now, which can be open to many interpretations, just like the word itself.

Nature is and always has been my inspiration, and many of the new works are an expression of rage and sorrow at what we are doing to our Earth. But rather than just add more heat to to the cauldron of rage to be found everywhere, I approached it in my usual dark, creative humor, seeing it all as fundamental shapes to be played with, and finding clarity in the process. This is the only way I know how to deal with the the barrage of bad news I try not to read. Without the ability to paint it away, I myself would just slip away.

All the new paintings, in addition to the best that I have created over the last years in Korea, including 3D works, is now on display in a sprawling two-floor retrospective at Miboo Art Center in Busan. The exhibition runs until August 30.

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All images © Copyright 2019 Paul Fortunato. All rights reserved.

All images © Copyright 2019 Paul Fortunato. All rights reserved.

The Marksman 151x209.5cm


THE MARKSMAN

acrylic on canvas,

59.25 X 82.5 in, 151 X 209.5 cm

Nude Descending A Sawzall 150x135cm


NUDE DESCENDING A SAWZALL

acrylic on canvas

59 x 53 in 150 X 135 cm

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UPKILL (Rise Of The Sauropods)

acrylic on canvas

59.25 X 82.5 in 151 X 209.5 cm

Dont Cry For Me Rondonia 180x100cm

DON’T CRY FOR ME RONDONIA

acrylic on canvas

71 X 39.25 in, 180 X 100 cm

Dying King 140x200cm

DYING KING

acrylic on canvas

55 X 79 in, 140 X 200 cm

Play Ball 219x135cm


PLAY BALL!

acrylic on canvas

86.25 X 53 in, 219 X 135 cm

Liquid Baseboard 194.5x209.5cm

LIQUID BASEBOARD

acrylic on canvas

77 X 82 in, 194.5 X 209.5 cm

Inline Skate Tyrannosaur 151x209.5cm

INLINE SKATE TYRANNOSAUR!

acrylic on canvas

82.5 X 59.25 in, 209.6 X 151 cm

Man 149x135cm

MAN

acrylic on canvas

59 x 53 in, 149 X 135 cm

Woman 219x135cm

WOMAN

acrylic on canvas

86.25 X 53 in, 219 X 135 cm

The Kiss Goodbye 130x162.5cm

THE KISS GOODBYE

acrylic on canvas

51.25 X 64 in, 130 X 162.5 cm

Pushing Off Now 150x135cm

PUSHING OFF NOW

acrylic on canvas

59 X 53 in, 150 X 135 in

Starry Night 2 148.5x90cm

STARRY NIGHT 2

acrylic on canvas

58.5 X 35.5 in, 148.5 X 90 cm

When Whales Took To the Trees 199.5x140cm

WHEN WHALES TOOK TO THE TREES

acrylic on canvas

78.5 X 55 in, 199.5 X 140 cm

Flashlight 125x70cm

FLASHLIGHT

acrylic on canvas

49.25 X 27.5 in, 125 X 70 cm

Fontana 55x51cm

FONTANA: RECENT WORK

acrylic on wood

22 X 20 in, 55 X 51 cm

Golden Gate Zipper Corp 117x94cm

GOLDEN GATE ZIPPER CORP

acrylic on canvas

46 X 36 in, 117 x 94 in

Jackknifed 70x125cm

JACKKNIFED RABANNE TANKER

acrylic on foamcore

27.5 X 49.25 in, 70 X 125 cm

Digital Future 125x70cm

DIGITAL FUTURE

acrylic on canvas

49.25 X 27.5 in, 125 X 70 cm

Jumpspider 125x70cm

SPIDER BEAR DOING HIS SHARE

acrylic on canvas

49.25 X 27.5 in, 125 X 70 in

Liftoff 125x70cm

LIFTOFF

acrylic on canvas

49.25 X 27.5 in, 125 X 70 in


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