Extruded Canvas 9, 2022

by Paul Bik

Painting : acrylic, wood, resin, canvas 47.2 x 55.1 x 8.3 inch

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Paul Bik, Extruded Canvas 9

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Painting: acrylic, wood, resin, canvas

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47.2 x 55.1 x 8.3 inch Height x Width x Depth


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Abstract artworks

Geometric abstraction

Abstract art

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Origin: Italy

His works are minimalist wall sculptures. Balancing between geometry and distortion, mathematical precision and intuitive finishing touches, traditional craftsmanship and creation of new techniques, Paul Bik explores what lays at the boundary between contrasts.

His work, in both process and the outcome, reflects his personality. Introvert by heart, he alienates himself in the quiet, elaborate process of creating precise forms just to deharmonize them with extrovert, imperfect, statement-like final gestures. Yet, the tension they bring is subtle enough not to let the imbalance dominate the final message. Duality coexists in peace, just like the one artist finds in the semi-meditative state of honest, time-consuming craftsmanship. The sense of calm is easily transferred to the viewers.
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Paul Bik

Paul Bik

Italy • Born in: 1979


Artists Working in Monochrome


Italian artists

Bik's Milanese studio is a field of expressing his duality in character and way of working. Introvert by heart, he alienates himself in the quiet, elaborate and physically intense process of creating. His deep appreciation for craftsmanship led him to exploring conventional and creating original techniques. Working mostly with wood, cardboard, resin, plaster and paint and traditional tools, he balances between sculptures and paintings. All of the parts of his compositions are made by hand in semi-meditative, honest and time-consuming process. Searching for harmony in shapes, sizes and juxtaposing the elements reflects his perfectionist approach to detail but doesn't define his work. The finishing touches are always extrovert, imperfect and statement-like. Mathematical precision is distorted by intuitive expression: colorful accent, uneven layer of paint or imbalanced symmetry. The element of chaos brings out organic beauty, impossible to find in fully geometrical shapes.

Bik aims for the essence of harmony - not by repetition of forms but bringing the unity to, often opposed, parts of his compositions. Light and shadows, casted by geometrical shapes, add another element to the decomposition, beyond artist's control. Monochromatic and raw, the forms are far from cold. They allure with textures, giving a strong haptic, sensual impression. The compositions are always abstract. To Bik, this is the most personal form of art, a reflection of the artist's true self.

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