ABOUT THE ARTIST
Paula Schiller | Paula C. Schiller Art
Artist – Contemporary Oil Painter
As a contemporary oil painter, I think it is my job to experiment with the rules and fiddle with traditional art concepts. I don’t have a style, but the term “disrupted realism” fits my approach pretty well. As a result, my paintings tend to be atmospheric, introspective, and unexpected. To me, they don’t feel so much “created” as “found.” They are like fragments of lost narratives and mistranslated textbooks, scenes left on the cutting room floor, stray snapshots on the sidewalk, random search results, and second-hand memories.
I paint mainly to see what’s going to happen on the canvas and how it’s all going to look when I’m finished. I like surprises and every work is an experiment. When I’ve solved the problem and adding or subtracting more paint won’t make a painting better, it’s done. The process keeps me going even though it is hard work sometimes.