PAINTING WITH PAPER: TEXTURAL ABSTRACTIONS BY WILL HOLUB
Instead of using paper as a mere support for mark-making, Will Holub uses paper as a low-relief, textural material on the surfaces of painted stretched canvas or linen supports. In order to preserve and protect such an inherently fragile, plant-based material, he then seals hundreds of precisely arrayed hand-torn, individually painted paper fragments under transparent acrylic-polymer skins. These acts of conservation not only comprise a form of recycling; they also address the very human struggle to forestall lifes only true certainty.
Artwork portfolios include work made in Connecticut (2008-present), Santa Fe, NM (1992-2006) and New York City (1975-92) and are presented chronologically with the most recent work first.
Installation view of recent paintings by Will Holub in Intersections at Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT. February 14 to March 16, 2019. Photo by Will Holub.