Dog With Man
Oil and silver metal leaf on canvas – 36″ x 48″ – FOR SALE
Studio 318 – The Art Bunker
Award winning artist, Paul Morin’s portraits are in public and private collections around the world and his portrait of Barack Obama titled “Profile in Hope,” was presented to the president in the Oval Office in 2010. Paul combines a traditional technique with a modern sensibility – images that confront the viewer and with a sense of scale that is very individual. With empathy and humor, Paul’s work celebrates the human spirit and captures the unique look and expression of each sitter — honoring the individual quirkiness that makes each person the human they are!
This current body of work in oil and silver metal leaf attempts to find a language that is both ancient and modern — a portraiture for the 21st century. A religious icon? A daguerreotype? The “Silver Screen?” The images are both vintage and contemporary. The faces confront and the backgrounds glow like a light that could be sacred and otherworldly or secular and garish. Move around the room — the silver will pick up the ambient light and reflect it back to you in a magical aura.