Paolo Colombo b. 1949

Biography

Paolo Colombo illustrates with exactness a lyrical series of moments in his paintings, each holding the intensity of a world. Working with watercolors and pencil drawings. Colombo balances his simple language with a highly technical visual method. Word-based and image-focused works are illuminated through fundamental forms such as the dot, the line, and the square. Paolo Colombo’s passion for texture together with an appreciation for Byzantine and folk arts is also alive in the works.

 

In his later watercolors, often comprised of two or more sheets butting against each other, the lettering and the painted stars and diamonds appear as embroidery, and in consistency with this, the texture of the paper resembles that of cloth.

 

The artist lives and works in Athens, Greece.

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