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Kevin Paulsen uses paint and pigmented plaster to simulate a fresco-like surface on theatrical velvet or Polystyrene. The artist's method and materials call to mind Roman painting of antiquity, Italian Renaissance painting, and the itinerant paintings of the American Colonial era. Paulsen's beautiful, often mystical compositions tell a timeless tale of the life cycle of civilizations, his subjects metaphorically describing the aspirations, achievements, and frailties of human existence. Paulsen's archetypal animals and humans inhabit imagined worlds and tell universal stories. 

Paulsen has painted numerous mural-scale wall paintings in private homes and restaurants. His work has been featured in the 5th Avenue windows of Bergdorf Goodman (NYC), galleries throughout the United States, as well as in numerous publications including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful and Nantucket Home

CATALOGUES:

A Splendid Vision 2014

PRESS:

New York Magazine Jan/Feb 2017

Hudson Valley One 2016

Clive Hicks-Jenkins' Artlog

House Beautiful Dec/Jan 2016

Upstater

Chronogram

New York Times

Wall Street International

Bergdorf Goodman 2014

Meet Kevin (video)

Folk Art Mary 

Architectural Digest

Bart Boehlert's Beautiful Things

5th/58th (Bergdorf Goodman) 

Murphy Design

Murphy Design

Art Evolution

Art Pulse

World of Interiors

Hunters and Gatherers At Home