We had a great time visiting with friends who came by the studio to see the collection created over the last year and even take pieces home. Troy, pictured here, from Artist & Craftsman in Williamsburg was a huge help in ordering a beautiful array of colors of the Flashe vinyl paint Paul uses. Lucky for us, there is an A&C store in Portland that we'll be able to access when we move this Summer--they are such a wonderful resource for artists. Thanks to everyone who came to wish us well as we embark on our new journey!
One of the most amazing things about the vinyl paintings is their universal appeal. That’s the beauty of art. It possesses the ability to transcend age, race, socioeconomic status, etc. The color and happiness in this body of work has been very welcome in our current times. Here, young fashion designer Keeler Near poses by his Topos painting in his Manhattan apartment. Very cool to see millennial art collectors!
Meme and Michael Fehmers saw Paul’s work on Facebook and knew they had to have it in their Los Angeles home. They had a large space above the couch and considered one large painting. After discussion with Paul they decided that would make the space feel too crowded and decided on two pieces that compliment each other beautifully. Meme chose Socket (left) and Michael chose Topos #8 (right). You’ve gotta love his and her pieces! We were honored to collaborate with them and think think the work looks stunning in their home.
In its second iteration, Good Faith Space will serve as the online storefront for Paul McLean's Network/WorkNet series, and the rest of his doctoral thesis artwork. This site will play an important role in the Art for Humans platform, providing collectors direct, immediate access to the latest paintings available from AFHstudio. Over time GFS will evolve into the next version of AFH Gallery Online, hosting pre-figurative virtual exhibits and projects by Paul McLean and other AFH artists.