[Sponsored] Featured Artist – Paul Mathisen

Mathisen bases all of what he does in paint on the idea of beauty, perfect in all of its imperfections. He likes to think he is not reinventing the wheel, but stepping on the shoulders of past masters and transcending the art form to something that is his own.

Paul E Mathisen
Paul E Mathisen

Paul E Mathisen is showing his new work titled Transcending Topographical Landscape at State of the Arts Gallery on State Street in downtown Sarasota. Mathisen’s work is exposing the landscape through the spectrum of eastern philosophy.

Paul Mathisen

Paul Mathisen has been represented by State of the Arts Gallery since 2009. The Transcending Topographical Landscape Series are original works of art with no computer or photo manipulations. They are aerosol paintings on handmade wood panels.

Paul Mathisen

Mathisen studied Japanese ceramics and Asian cultures at Bradford College, taught by the late professor, Marvin Sweet from 1994-1998. There he was taught how to see and know beauty. Mathisen bases all of what he does in paint on the idea of beauty, perfect in all of its imperfections. He also studies the work of minimal sculptures and has incorporated the color field painters “all over” approach to painting. He likes to think he is not reinventing the wheel, but stepping on the shoulders of past masters and transcending the art form to something that is his own. The landscapes are his muse, seeing them and knowing are clear to him. He is the vessel for creating, and with his topographical muse, together they break new ground.

Paul Mathisen

“By altering the landscape with ambiguous shapes and images, it’s like a dream in which you never touch the ground. This is my muse; exploring the landscape more as a conceptual abstract. In my work I invite the viewer into a visual world of color, form and imagination that is completely unexpected.”

“My technique is very controlled despite what the ambiguous appearance may appear to be. Over time I have achieved the ability to alternately release and gain control through my hands, which allows the art to become itself. This has been my goal, when I paint I have a dialog with color. I use tools and solvents to manipulate the paint to make designs, moment to moment creating shapes and forms, mingling layers of paint and color that begins to speak their language.”

Paul Mathisen

His iconoclastic style allows him the freedom to create works of art with atypical materials and concepts that capture free moments telling a never ending story in autobiographical landscapes.


Please visit State of the Art Gallery and view the works on display by Paul Mathisen and other artists, Tuesday thru Friday 11:00 am until 4:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or by appointment.

Paul Mathisen
Mathisenstudio.com
paul@mathisenstudio.com
941-313-4925
February 13, 2012

State of the Arts Gallery
1525 State Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-955-2787
stateofthearts@me.com

Towles Court Art Walk

Every third Friday of each month, local artists open their studios to the public.

Towles Court, 1938 Adams Lane, Sarasota, FL

Every third Friday of each month, local artists open their studios to the public.

The Towles Court Art District is one of Sarasota’s oldest and most respected art districts featuring galleries, shops, studios and restaurants. Located near downtown Sarasota, on Adams Lane between S. Links Ave. & 301- the galleries and shops exhibit work in a wide range of media by local and national artists.

“Coastal Living” magazine named Towles Court a “Top Ten Artist Colony”. It has also received a Mayor’s Citation for “promoting the Arts in Sarasota.”

The Goods: Sarasota Visual Art Weekend News (9.30.11)

Sarasota Visual Arts summary report of exhibitions and events for the upcoming weekend. This features the weekend of Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2.

Sarasota Visual Arts summary report of exhibitions and events for the upcoming weekend. This features the weekend of Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2.

Friday – September 30
Annual Ringling College Faculty Exhibitions – Selby Galleries I & II and Basch Gallery: Presenting work by faculty in the departments of Advertising Design, Computer Animation, Digital Film, Fine Arts, Game Art and Design, Graphic and Interactive Communication, Interior Design, Illustration, Motion Design, Photography & Digital Imaging, and the Liberal Arts Program.

Annual Ringling College Staff, Continuing Studies & Special Programs, Longboat Key Center for the Arts and Englewood Art Center Instructors Exhibition  – Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. Galleries: Features paintings, drawings and sculpture from the Ringling College staff and instructors from each of its divisions.

Saturday – October 1
Out-of-Door’s Community Art Gallery and Black Box Theatre Art Show present short films by Frank and Diana Colson and paintings on by Elaine Murphy and Stacey Goes.  Gallery is open at 10am, short films begin at 7:00pm.

Saturday – October 1, 2011 (5:00pm)
GADZOOKS! Starring Alex the Beck – Solo exhibit at Clothesline featuring Alexander Buckley Beck.

Starts Saturday – October 1, 2011
Reflections on Ringling – Art Uptown – Sarasota’s oldest cooperative fine art gallery, is featuring “Reflections on Ringling,” an exhibition of paintings and other works of art showcasing Ringling Museum’s landscape, architecture, art and history, as part of the Festival sARTée.

Looking Back …
Sarasota Visual Art launched our feature of State of the Art Gallery. David Steiner talks to Tim Jaeger about the gallery and Sarasota.