Paul Federico

Paul latest work is focused on painting from his subconscious, looking for hidden narratives from dreams random images from the corner of his mind. “I want to tell stories”. In his latest surrealist paintings, you’ll see anthropomorphism and zoomorphic images.

Paul’s work is humanistic in subject matter and technique. You can see the under paintings, sketch marks, brush strokes, and scratches into the surface. Washes over sketches, and sanded surfaces reclaimed–create images that appear authentic.  “I want people to see the process.”

At nine years old, Paul learned oil painting techniques from William DeVieg, a restoration painter, in Tinton Falls, NJ in the Old Mill building. Paul earned his BFA at Parsons School of Design, and attended life drawing classes at the Arts Students League in Manhattan. One of Paul’s most influential teachers at Parsons was Herman Rose. Rose was included in a 1952 Museum of Modern Art exhibition called, “15 Americans,” which also included work by Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock.

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