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Paul Resika
he developed a pared-down aesthetic using bold colors and recurring formal motifs that merged the representational with the abstract. These motifs have continued to evolve, and run through Resika’s work to this day. His subjects are drawn from nature and reflect his surroundings, which change with the seasons: In winter he lives in New York; in summer, Cape Cod; in spring he spends a month painting in the south of France. Provincetown piers, fishing boats in the harbor, figures on the beach, and French farmhouses in the countryside emanate a dreamlike serenity and make up the rich visual vocabulary for which Resika has become known.

Resika has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums around the country, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; The National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and the National Academy of Design in New York. He has received many honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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“There’s a great life force in Hofmann.
It was rare that his work was contemplative or subtle.” -Paul Resika
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