Available Works

In The Studio

Biography

Paul Anagnostopoulos (b.1991, USA) is a contemporary painter whose works explore mythological desire and queer melancholy. Images of the Hero, the idealized form of strength and beauty, highlight the impossibility of attaining otherworldly levels of perfection. He constructs portals to an idyllic paradise. Complex layers eliminate parts of the landscape as if representing an unclear memory. They serve as postcards from a journey that may or may not have been experienced. This intricate picture plane has contradicting layers of depth and flatness to imitate electronic environments. The allusion to early interpretations of cyberspace arouses an alluring sense of nostalgia. Conceptually, the paintings celebrate intimacy and a tender masculinity. Hyper masculine images are manipulated to appear sensitive and emotive. Vulnerability and melancholia reveal a more human side of these all-powerful godly bodies. This conceptual thread of longing and tragedy mirrors the melodrama of ancient legends. Paul lives and works in New York, USA.

Education

BFA, New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, 2009-2013

Private Collections

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, NYC, USA
MoMA Archives and Library, NYC, USA
New York Public Library, NYC, USA
Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA
Washington University's Special Collections, St. Louis, MO, USA
Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St. Louis, MO, USA
St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO, USA
Denver Zine Library, Denver, CO, USA
Endless Editions, NYC, USA

Press

2020, Volume 11, Friend of The Artist

2020, The Empty Space You Left Behind, Postscript

2019, Monster in My Bed, Postscript

2018, Reclaiming My Pride Presents Paul Anagnostopoulos, Metrosource

Exhibitions

2020, We Can Be Heroes, Leslie-Lohman Project Space, NYC, USA (Solo)
2020, Unnatural Intimacy, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, NYC, USA (Group)
2020, Medusa, Envision Arts, Dallas, TX, USA (Group)
2020, Own The Night, Envision Arts, Dallas, TX, USA (Group)
2019, Ad Astra Per Aspera, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NYC, USA (Group)
2019, Summer, Boccara Art Brooklyn, NYC, USA (Group)
2019, RE: RE: RE: patterns, La Bodega Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (Group)
2019, Chlorine Tidal Wave, Field Projects, NYC, USA (Group)
2019, WERQ, Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (Group)
2019, Terra & Tide, Envision Arts, Dallas, TX, USA (Group)
2018, Holding Out For A Hero, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA, USA (Solo)
2018, Reclaiming My Pride, One World Trade Center, NYC, USA (Group)
2018, Barberini, PROTO Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, USA (Group)
2018, Bathers and The Backroom, Four Eleven Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA (Group)
2018, Endless Editions Biennial: Optimism, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC, USA (Group)
2018, Memento, Carrie Able Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (Group)
2018, Frabjous, The Church of St. Paul the Apostle, NYC, USA (Group)
2018, RE: RE: patterns, La Bodega Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (Group)
2018, Dream Electric, LIC Arts Open Gallery, Long Island City, NYC, USA (Group)
2017, Vagabond Time Killers, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NYC, USA (Group)
2017, Endless Editions, Cuchifritos Gallery, NYC, USA (Group)
2017, Convergence, NYU Kimmel Galleries, NYC, USA (Group)
2017, Botanical, Local Project, Long Island City, NYC, USA (Group)
2017, Unveiled, HallSpace, Boston, MA, USA (Group)
2016, Endless Biennial, 20/20 Gallery, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC, USA (Group)
2016, A Symptom of the Universe, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (Group)
2016, We're Glad You're Here!, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (Group)
2016, April, The Maxon Mills Gallery, Wassaic, NYC, USA (Group)
2016, PMF VII, Baltimore Design School, Baltimore, MD, USA (Group)
2016, Prints & Inks, Possible Worlds, Ottawa, Canada (Group)
2016, Philadelphia Art Book Fair, The Annex on Filbert, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Group)
2016, Gefa & Taka, Give & Take, The SÍM Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland (Group)
2016, Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair, The Geffen Contemporary, LA, USA (Group)
2016, BHQFU Book Fair, BHQFU, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (Group)