Paul Jorgensen was born in Tofino, British Columbia. He studied at The Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr School of Art and Design). He now paints from his Vancouver Island studio.
His vividly coloured landscapes have a delightfully different sense of perspective. In many of his art works the surface is filled to overflowing with a wonderful interlocking puzzle of forms and shapes. Some of these shapes, like the pointed roofs, roads and trees, add visual energy and focus. Other shapes, which are repeated, make patterns that resemble ploughed fields, winding hedges, and neatly planted gardens. Patterns, colour and texture combine to create a fanciful universe and our eyes rejoice in the exploration of this, Paul Jorgensen's magical kingdom.
It's easy to see why Jorgensen's paintings are so popular. Featuring aerial views of clusters of houses with twisted shapes and hot colours, his work is both dramatic and pleasingly whimsical.Jorgensen's work has an illustrative quality and he admits to a long-term fondness for illustration. "I like work that involves imagination and technique, and that suggests stories.I hope my paintings give people a good feeling."
His work has changed over the past year, and he expects that the evolution will continue. The old-style paintings of gardens and fences have developed into the new high-angle views of houses and villages. With the new twists and turns in perspective he has achieved a kaleidoscopic view-what you might call a "kaleidoscope."
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS West End Gallery, Victoria DeVooght Gallery, Vancouver Exposition Gallery, Vancouver Danish Gallery, Vancouver Hambleton Gallery, Vancouver Winchester Gallery, Victoria and Group Shows through Bezanson Art Consulting Inc. of Vancouver, B.C.
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