Paul Wallach studied Art at the University of Wisconsin and Applied Arts at the University of Boston. He participated in a residency with Mark di Suvero during the 1990s, before moving to Paris in 1994.
Paul Wallach’s sculptures are not narrative. With very simple materials, they grow from a dynamic point in the wall and spread out in space, as if they were suspended, in order to interact with it. After a long observation, materials – entirely heterogeneous such as wood, plaster, cloth, metal or glass – show a certain consistency that creates the unity of the work. These different materials are interlinked and, with their specific weight, generated a delicate balance, arising from the dynamic of gravity. The permanent search for a centre of gravity is a constitutive element of form. None of his sculptures can be understood with a single glance. Each point of view is very different. Between the wall and these elements, Paul Wallach creates a meditative interval. Reflects of the shadows and colours are an integral part of the sculpture and our perception is constantly challenged. The artist’s sculptures are constantly revealing hidden spaces, even inside of the work. Paul Wallach’s works are a journey through geometry and its multiple landscapes – both spatiotemporal and mental. We always have a different perception of them depending on the time, our mood, the light or our state of mind. They renew our sensory perception.
The Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger organised two solo show, “Falling Up” in 2010, and “h e r e t o f o r e” in 2013. In 2014, the Museum of modern and contemporary art of Saint-Etienne dedicated an important exhibition, “WHERE WHAT WAS”, also presented at the Domaine de Kerguéhennec. Paul Wallach has worked on a site specific installation in the Chapel Saint-Nicolas-des-Eaux in Pluméliau.