Paul Gorka, ‘Swimming in Hell II’, 1998, DETOUR Gallery

Artist Paul Gorka is known for creating scenes of instinctive meaning and symbolism that the viewer does not need rational thought to understand. In his painting “Swimming in Hell II” the viewer definitely needs to let go of all rational thought to clearly see what is happening. Amongst the kaleidoscopic sea of shades of blue, purple and red there are bodies, their figures are camouflaged by whirling whimsical brush strokes that are the same of those used to paint the prismatic sea. The bodies are floating away from each other into the indefinite corners of hell.

About Paul Gorka

American, b. 1931, Nanticoke, PA, United States