Paul Corio, ‘Monk's Mood’, 2017, McKenzie Fine Art

Paul Corio’s paintings are about the interplay of color blocks sequentially arranged to create illusions of light, atmosphere, space, and dimensional structure. He oscillates between the system-driven and the improvisational in his choice of hues, often combining both approaches in a single work. For Corio, the colors themselves are the true content of his paintings, and the geometric compositions of triangles, rectangles and parallelograms employed are more of a non-hierarchical ensemble of shapes. Ultimately, the spatial reading of his paintings is dependent on the placement of colors and the exploration of tonal values within each work.

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