This artists work is rooted in geometric abstraction and is layered with a queer, cultural and personal narrative. For this Print, he drew inspiration from textiles of the Philippines as well as the quilts of Gee's Bend and Bauhaus textiles. Utilizing bold color and geometry, and often play with subtle variations in color, pattern and scale to distort any perceived symmetry.
Paolo Arao is a Brooklyn-based artist working in painting and textiles. He received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has had solo exhibitions at Western Exhibitions (Chicago); Barney Savage Gallery and Jeff Bailey Gallery (NYC.) Residencies include: Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, The Studios at MASS MoCA, LES Printshop Keyholder Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Wassaic Artist Residency, Millay Colony, BRIC Workspace Residency and the Fire Island Artist Residency. He is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Drawing and his work has been featured in New American Paintings, Maake Magazine and Esopus.