Paul Cowan

Paul Cowan (b.1985) is an American artist and currently lives and works in Milwaukee. His work incorporates artistic process as well as commercial sign paintings, fishing lures, and musical notation, he challenges the careful craft and touch of the artist while opening up new discussions about the significance of the painter’s gesture. Cowan's work reveals how painterly marks and colors attract the eye in the everyday realm, once stripped of content, these marks --squiggles, starbursts, emphatic underlines -- reinvigorate gesture with real-world urgency and purpose.