Paul Paiement’s practice attempts to reconcile the differences between the organic elements of the natural world with the inorganic, synthetic aspects of culture. Paiement’s paintings co-mingle and harmonize the infinite, holistic facets of nature with the linear pragmatism of modern and contemporary architecture through a spectrum of visual languages. The artist employs the use atmospheric perspective, representation and abstraction, and overlaying techniques to expose the tangled relationship between the human view of nature with the idea of human exceptionalism.


Paul Paiement (b. 1965, Minneapolis, MN) received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from University of Southern California in 1995. He is currently a full-time tenured professor in the Art Department at Cypress College, in Orange County, California. Paiement has shown widely in solo and group shows in New York, Norway, Italy, the Netherlands, Canada, England, France, Austria, Japan, Chicago, and Southern California, including The Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; The Centré d’Art Contemporain, Pont-Aven, France; The Center for International Culture, Milan, Italy; The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA; and the Oxford Castle, Oxford, England.