PAINTING WITH PAPER: TEXTURAL ABSTRACTIONS BY WILL HOLUB
Instead of using paper as a mere support for mark-making, Will Holub makes paper itself the primary marking device in his textural abstract paintings. He employs paper as a low-relief, 3-D material sealed onto his paintings surfaces under transparent acrylic-polymer skins. Enhancing, preserving and protecting such an inherently fragile, plant-based material inspires metaphorical associations with the very human struggle to accept lifes only true certainty.
WILL HOLUB. Gray, Yellow, Magenta and Cerulean (detail). 2018. Acrylic and paper on linen. 48 x 36 inches.