Meet Paul Wolski’s ‘Alter Egos’ [PHOTOS]
The gallery recently held an opening night party to benefit Pancreatic cancer with Atlanta Housewife Cynthia Bailey. She bought several pieces for herself and friends like Kandi Burruss, who also attended and had previously picked out a sculpture for her daughter Riley.
Most of the Atlanta Housewives have visited Chic. It was even prominently featured on Sunday night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta along with Wolski’s pieces.
Gallery’s owner Ivan Pitoni (who also lives in Midtown), told me he chose to feature Paul Wolski’s work because, “It always leaves behind a smile and instantly makes people interact with each other. Whenever I seek new talent to bring into Chic, it has to be unique and remarkable. Paul’s work transmits freedom with simple interpretations of our own dualities.”
Wolski, who started out as a lead designer and authorized character illustrator at Walt Disney Imagineering, tells me the formula for his art is simple: “Avoid tradition, embrace diversity, relate to the audience, and be the life of the party.”
His characters begin as black and white pencil sketches, then later enter the digital world with the help of Mac-based design software. The end result is a colorful illustration somewhere between 2D and 3D, lush and layered yet graphic and minimal.
I’ve been a fan of Wolski’s work since 2005, when he created the cover character for my book, ATLANTAboy.
Want your own Alter Ego? It’s possible to commission your own – stop by the gallery for a consultation!
- Paul Wolski’s ‘Alter Egos’ runs through the end of December at Chic Evolution in Art.