Canadian Sculptures' Society

David Paolini

Artist Statment
As a visual artist I have constantly been drawn to the study of the figure in my work. This may be a result of attending many drawing and art courses over the years combined with genuine intrigue for objects produced from the Paleolithic to my own personal heroes: Giacometti, Marini, Rodin, Warhol, and Frink.

My work has evolved from the study of the figure, as a vehicle for expression to a motif; which is symbolic of our human connectedness, a symbol reflective of traditional art education and the classic studio experience of the artist and model.

The psychological aspect of my work evolved into an important component of my most recent studies of portraits. While producing a portrait in the traditinal manner: modeling clay, taking a plaster mold and casting in a permanent material, the traditional reading of the portrait, to view a single study/object, I felt, was inadequate in expressing my own psychological perspective of the interaction between 'artist and model', sculpture and viewer…that of constant change in observing and recording and registering.

B.A. Fine Art, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
A.O.C.A. Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario
B. Ed., University of Toronto, Faculty of Education, Toronto, Ontario
Postgraduate Studies, New York University, New York, NY.

Selected Exhibitions
2002 Figuratively Speaking, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto.
1994 Solitudes, Homer Watson House and Gallery, Kitchener.
1992 Sculpture and Prints, Northrop Frye Hall, Victoria University, BC.

2006 Heads Up Two, Canadian Sculpture Centre.
2005 Art of Giving, Canadian Sculpture Centre.
Heads Up, Canadian Sculpture Centre.
2004 Earthbound, Canadian Sculpture Centre.
2003 New Members Part II, 2002, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto.
2003 About Portraiture/Contemporary Portraits from Studios and Collections,
John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto.



Media: Clay

SSC Member Since: 2004