Texas Artist Creates Abstract Works Inspired By The Female Form On Dibond Aluminum Composite

Paul Carola, Female Study 2017, Acrylic, Resin, Dibond
The female form inspires artist Paul Carola works with bold color schemes taken from a life-long love of LEGOs. The artist had an interesting start into the world of fine art. He studied Graphic Design but after a few years with a printing company began his exploration into painting. He would use fine art as an escape from the everyday banality of his job.

Paul Carola, Polar Roller, 2017, Acrylic, Resin, Dibond

Within a few years he decided to quit his job and work solely on his fine art pieces. Carola explains, “What I learned from school as a graphic designer, specifically branding or logo design was a key element to my work now as an artist…reducing elements to make a greater impact.”

Paul Carola, Female Study, Goldfish, 2017, Acrylic, Resin, Dibond

In his studio in Houston, Texas, Carola creates his works. His larger pieces were initially created with plywood, yet plywood substrates presented the artist with a few problems including weight issues and subjected warping. To absolve these issues he turned to an artist forum where he discovered Dibond aluminum composite material.

Paul Carola, Female Study Glow 2017, Acrylic, Resin, Dibond

The results are a series of acrylic and resin pieces on Dibond aluminum composite. Varying in size, these large works feature an abstracted vision of the female form. Carola describes, “I feel my love for LEGOs comes through in my work as my art is very bold in color, sharp/clean lines, and plastic in appearance.”

Paul Carola, Alinas Alignment, 2017, Acrylic, Resin, Dibond

These “For The Wall” pieces are one of three collections by the artist who also created a series of white mounted drawings and a series of “On A Base” sculpture pieces. All of his works feature iconic colorful abstractions, showcasing the minimalistic yet complicated vision of the artist.

Information and photography courtesy of Paul Carola

UPCOMING EVENT: November 18, 2017, FRONT GALLERY, Houston, Texas