ARTIST STATEMENT FROM PAUL KOSKINEN:
I’m an abstract artist based in Toronto, Canada who has been published and exhibited in an number of nations. Through more than 18 months of experimentation & toil I’ve finally arrived at the style comprising the 2020 Collection. It is indeed a departure from must contemporary art seen today.
My artwork is a reflection of Today’s societal struggles with both its present and past. Encompassing common themes and events of significant importance, my work embodies the perseverance of the enduring human spirit while battling the effects of the ongoing pandemic.
I utilize imagery both obvious and subtle in a variety of colors and intensities. Everything is layered throughout multiple times to convey the many minds and their common belief that even the worst of everything around us can be conquered. Each work has a common thread of brilliant color pushing through against the encroaching darkness from the edges; never completely yielding.