Paul Seftel



 

Born and raised in London, Paul has lived across the US for the last 25 years. Always an artist, methods and process have come from many deep and long periods of travel, meditation, emotional, spiritual and astral experience. Discovering a mystical path at an early age, finding an individual and unique way has been a journey of self awareness, raw experience, strange spiritual initiations and many years of personal study and practice. 

What is discovered is a 'dynamic process', where awareness of internal experience and a connection with the creative forces of the universe is found. Confronting the many conundrums of time and space, the beauty of what we have and what has been lost is texturally explored, revealing patterns and depths in the endless layers of formless form behind the nature of the seen and unseen world.

Coming together and falling apart, rare moments of elemental collisions and transformations are captured. Connecting the personal with the universal, within Nature and the co creative act, Spirit is found to exist 'at large'. Moments of epiphany and beauty are encountered in our constantly changing world. The energy of the Earth, the star dust of space, and the neutinos we are - all of these considerations come into focus as the world is seen close up and from a great distance, standing on this rock in space. 

 

         

 

1987- 1992  University College School, London 

1993 - 1995 Edinburgh University & Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland.  

1997 -  2002 Worked in Film Production in London and LA

2003 - 2004 School of Applied Arts, Denver CO.  

2003 - 2007 Interior Arts/ Surface Design Commissions, Vail Colorado

2011 - 2013 Owner/Director of PS Project Space in Chelsea NYC. 

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2000 New Buffalo Artist in Residence, Taos NM

2002 Globeville Studios Artist in Residence, Denver CO

2004  Artist Residency, Vail CO

2008  SVA Public Art Summer Residency NYC 

2009 Red 03 Galleria, Artist Residency Barcelona

2009 David and Julia White Artist Residency, Costa Rica

2010 Kalulau Artist Residency, Hawaii

2016 American Tin Cannery, Artist Residency, California

 

GROUP SHOWS

Art Hamptons, Davidson Art Advisory, Bridgehampton Museum NY 2017

Meaning Made Visible, Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel CA 2017

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, San Francisco 2016

Land + Earth, Alex Ray Projects San Francisco 2016

San Francisco Decorators Showcase 2016

Art Santa Fe, NM, Decker Fine Arts July 2015

Scope Art fair, NYC, Titled Projects March 2015

AAF Hamburg, Thomas and Paul Gallery 2013

An Abstract View, Thomas & Paul Gallery, London  2013

Beautifully Broken, Projekt NYC @ Von Lounge 2013

Holographic Light lounge, Tasmania, 2013

The Traces, PSPS, NYC, 2013

Young Collectors exhibit, Leila Heller Gallery; NYC 2012-13

'Global positioning system' SVA gallery, NYC; 2012

Traveling Light, PSPS, NYC, 2012,

'Its a small small world,' Family Business, NYC; 2012

The Four Elements, PS Project Space , NYC, 2012

Benefit for Ai Wei Wei, White Box, NYC; 2012

'No Comment' Loft in the Red Zone, 23 Wall St, NYC; 2011

Geronimo Intervention -The Armory Fairs NYC- VOLTA, Pulse, ADAA, 2011

 

RHM Benefit, Marianne Boesky Gallery, NYC 2011

 

CFDA Council of Fashion Designers of America Lounge Exhibit, NYC, 2010

 

Alliance for the Arts Auction, Christies, NYC 2010

 

Art Santa Fe; Volume Black Gallery NYC 2010

 

'That Gallery' Hong Kong, 2010

 

Seven Seas Gallery, Nantucket, MA 2010

 

KiptonArt Santa Monica CA, 2010

 

Red03 Galleria Barcelona, Spain 2010 

 

Artists for Dalai Lama, Frankfurt Germany, 2009

 

Lana Santorelli Gallery NYC 2009

 

AFI Times Sq Building, United Creators, NYC; 2009

 

Bang & Olufsen, United Creators, NYC Frankfurt & Istanbul 2009

 

SVA Public Art Residency Exhibit, NYC, 2008

 

Paper works’BJ Spoke Gallery, Huntington NY 2008

 

B & O Munich, United Creators,Frankfurt: Istanbul. 2008

 

Finding lost Time’ NYC Art in Odd Places. 2008

 

Lana Santorelli Gallery NYC, 2008

 

Broadfoot and Broadfoot Gallery, NYC 2007

 

Kolok Gallery, North Adams, MA 2007

 

Soke Fine Art. Vail CO 2006

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITS

 

Bushwick Open Studios 2014, NYC

Light from a Stone, 2012, PSProjectSpace NYC

Color Shift 2012, Baco Gallery, BK NY 

The Ninth Wave 2011, PSProjectSpace NYC

Alchemical Skins 2010, Baco Gallery, BK NY

Post History 2010 - PSProjectSpace NYC.

Totems 2009, Red03 Gallery, Barcelona

Pigment and Patina, 2007 Midoma Gallery, New York, NY

Soke Fine Art, Vail Valley, CO 2006

Globeville Studios, Denver CO 2005, 2004, 2003, 

Woburn Gallery, London WC1 2001

The Engineer, London NW1 2001

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Monterey Herald, March 2017

 

65 / 57 Degree Magazine March 2016

 

Silverlake Voice December 2014

 

New York Times June 2014

Vogue June 2013 (works in private collection of Joshua Bell )

Architectural Digest

Artefuse

 

Rue Magazine

The Blot

Artefuse

NY Arts Magazine

Whitehot magazine

Family Business

Artefuse

NYC art parasites

Art Cat

Indian Country Media Network

Resolve 40

Newswire today

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Joshua Bell

Jeff Wolk

Hoffinger Family

Ketchum Family 

Roberts Family 

Robert Hernreich

Dyer Family 

Pine Street Group 

Wyndham Group 

Longchamp Group 

Hodes Weill Partners

Los Family

Okun Family 

Fenjves 

Barsoom 

  Twomey 

Leffler 

Canfield 

Weaver 

Killerlane

Sprayreagan

Magus

Davidson 

Bercho 

Krebs Family 

Stein Family 

Carriage House NYC