Paul Trapp is best known for his hand-cut shaped painting of interior and exterior places. Mainly working in acrylic, he depicts distorted domestic spaces with doors and windows that open up to sea and landscapes.
Being influenced by the Cubists and the San Fransisco Bay Area painters, his work has moments of visual distortion that contradict our typical perception of reality. He does this to show that the mundane and ordinary are not what they appear to be, because our experience of them can be unique, magical, and filled with wonder.
Paul earned his MFA in painting from Illinois State University in 2011. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife, son, and a Guide Dogs for the Blind Puppy in training.
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