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. Precisely arraying hand-torn, individually painted paper fragments on painted stretched canvas or linen, he then seals this low-relief, 3-D material 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.
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.