Paul Urich
Take Me To Paradise
Jan 7 - Feb 6, 2011

 

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For his new body of work, ink drawings and gouache paintings, Urich was inspired by tattoo "old timers" and prison based artists. The artist explains, “some pieces would have a few designs on them. Others would have the whole piece of paper packed with as much as would fit. Some of the designs in my work are directly copied from those guys, some are altered, and some are my own... all influenced by the "old timers". While the pieces on hankerchiefs were inspired from watching a prison documentary. The men were making incredible drawings with ball point pen on hankercheifs and trading them for Cinabuns, ramen noodles, and other shit like that. So I hooked a ballpoint pen up to a tattoo machine and started drawing.”

Paul Urich’s selected exhibitions include Fecal Face Dot Gallery, San Francisco; Space 1026, Philadelphia; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin Headlands; Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco; 96 Gillespie Gallery, London. Uirch was the 2005 Bell Foundation for Cultural Development, Individual Grant Recipient. COLLECTIONS include Museum of Modern Art, NY (Library Archives - Hot and Cold complete publications)


Rise of No Man's Land
ballpoint pen and tattoo machine on handkerchief
21" x 25"

Ed, Eddie, and Paul
gouache & arcylic on paper
25" x 31"

Thank You
graphite & ballpoint pen on coffee stained paper
12" x 15"

Seeking Confucious
graphite & ink on coffee stained paper
13" x 19"

Boobs
marker, graphite, gouache on paper
25" x 21"

Take Me Back to Paradise
marker, graphite, ballpoint pen, gouache on paper
25" x 21"

Owens Indian Princess
ballpoint pen & marker on paper
12" x 15"

Willie Nelson
marker, graphite, ballpoint pen, gouache
31" x 25"

Smash
ballpoint pen and tattoo machine on handkerchief
21" x 25"

Amund Dietzel
ballpoint pen and tattoo machine on handkerchief
21" x 25"

Pussy Bandit
ballpoint pen on paper
12" x 15"

Jeffrey Bip
marker, graphite, ballpoint pen, gouache
25" x 21"

Cobra Status
ballpoint pen on paper
12" x 15"

Tiger Rose
ballpoint pen and tattoo machine on handkerchief
21" x 25"