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2014 to 2015 was another landmark period in my former studio in Ossining, New York. The new series is collectively titled VISCERAL LOVE and on my site www.paulfortunato.com the work is categorized into Visceral Love, Growing Up, Love Found, Love Lost and its Aftermath, Animals, The Art World and Possible T-Shirts.
I painted right up until the last possible moment before I had to pack up the place and move. The building was sold and I was hired as a Professor of Drawing at Hanbat National University in Daejeon, South Korea, where I have been since September 2015. I have a new, albeit smaller studio now and am working on a new series of sculpture and paintings about my impressions of Korea. Stay tuned.
2013 Was the year of my creative breakthrough. The studio which I have had for just over 2 years was instrumental in my getting to the point in my work now. I live and paint in the former Olive Opera House in a town north of New York City. The sources of my inspiration are predation in nature, evolution, my cats, the Asian girl, Ray Harryhausen, my victory over depression and brush with suicide, my razor sharp with, and good old fashioned light and shadow. All of the 2013 paintings (47) can be seen at www.paulfortunato.com. There is also extensive documentation of the studio, the work in progress and in situ. The space is big enough for me to work on 30 large paintings all at once.