Paul Demaria


Artist Statement

A painting is always an interpretation, but having stated this, the research for the "visible concreteness of a significant moment" is for me the only exciting direction possible. The implication is that in the "open" all the prejudice settings of how we perceive the world are deeply questioned and colour seems to carry the chance to view things in other possible ways...

It is very satisfying to know that there is appreciation now in many countries. Many people have acknowledged how my paintings have slightly modified or sometimes reinforced their way of perceiving places, seasons and colours. I believe that, after all, this may result in a contribution for a new sensitivity for the world, and specially for Nature.

Every day differs from another. There are continuous changes of light and shadow. Through a fast working session one must try to convey the rendering of a situation, the spirit of a place and relate it all to the uniqueness of the moment.

In the studio, the freshness of the impression would surrender to the concept. The intent is to keep poorly outlined the idea of interpretation, allowing the pattern of colours to express to the viewer the "impact" of a scene.

I hardly ever return, to the same spot to finish or continue a painting: everything needs to be conceived, painted and finished in a few hours.

A meadow of wild flowers, a glacier, a cornfield, a modern city, a Mediterranean coast-line, fruit and vegetables on a dining table... All these different subjects are now to me the way in which to view the many chapters of a lifetime. It's like assembling reports in color.


Artist Biography

A professional Artist since the age of 16, Paul was born in London in 1956 to renowned Italian artists: Bruno Guaitamacchi, painter, and Magda, sculptor and ceramist. His brothers Luca and Jonathan are also successful painters.
Paolo is a master of art using techniques from the old traditions of French and Italian impressionism as well as the old masterful Dutch and English landscape traditions. He is an exquisite artist who paints on instinct and creates artwork worthy of the masters. His work is exhibited in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, England and the United States.


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