As the driving force, in all its facets, the lead singer/songwriter of KISS for over forty years, Paul Stanley lives by the motto: “We define ourselves by the challenges we take on and what we do with them.”
Paul Stanley The KISS Painter.
Paul Stanley’s affinity for both the musical and visual arts has arguably been the key to the global phenomenon known as KISS since the early 1970s. As the band enters their 30th year, they are the No. 1 American group for gold albums, with over 70 million albums sold. They are now on a joint tour with Aerosmith, which is predicted to be the most profitable tour of the year.
His aesthetic and visual impact has been visible in KISS record cover designs, staging, and apparel, in addition to being the band’s primary singer and lyricist.
Paul has reconnected to his passion for painting as an art major and alumnus of the High School of Music and Art in New York, sharing with you the deep feelings his art portrays.
Paul Stanley creates highly emotional, fully abstract compositions that encourage us to encounter his work as a visceral object… A state of mind is free of any needless link with physical objects or locations. The scale is massive, the paint is applied thickly, and the colors have been chosen to have a strong physical and emotional impact. Paul’s art has been linked to Abstract Expressionism in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Through scale, texture, color, and visual simplicity, he seeks to maximize the direct, physical effect of his paintings.
Kandisky, Mondrian, Malevitch, Paul Klee, Mark Rothko, and other early Abstraction pioneers can be seen in Paul’s work.
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