Paul Villinski (born: 1960, in York, Maine). Lives and works in his studio in Long Island City.
Villinski has been shown in a numerous exhibitions, and he is widely collected among collectors. He is specially known for his “butterflies”, which he describes as “three-dimensional paintings”.
The butterflies also have a symbolic function, and Villinski tries to develop a conseptual unity between materials, process, and imagery. The artist also makes philosophically questions regarding the relationship between human beings and butterflies. If we are “more like them than we suspect, or could we be?” are some of the questions he asks.
The installation he made for Gossip Girl, which has been featured throughout the Season 4, is comprised of more than 200 smoke-black butterflies. The piece is installed over Serena’s bed in her bedroom. The set was revealed during the broadcast on Monday,Sept. 27, 2010.
The butterflies really make the wall more “lively” over Lively’s head”.
Paul Villinski has received several awards for his works.
Lehman Gallery, NY