KAUFFMAN, PAUL – MIXED MEDIA PAINTING
Eric is a young man who sometimes models in life drawing classes to make some extra cash. He’s on the quiet side but he is aware of the physical pull his looks have on both men and women. He’s candid in his conversation and admits his frustration at being eye candy alone. He would like to engage in meaningful repartee but is seldom encouraged to do so.
I painted him in a light-handed way. The charcoal lines give him a definition without too much bulk. The fiery flashes of red balanced by the cool complement of green keep the energy of the soul intact. They also mimic the colors of a court jester. But Eric is nobody’s fool.
– Artist Statment