American artist Paul Wallach is showing some twenty works for his first extensive Parisian exhibition entitled Falling Up.
His sculptures are exempt from narrative content. With very few means, they emerge off the wall at a dynamic point and unfold in space, as if suspended in dialogue with it. The raw material of his sculpture—wood—is a living substance with a smell and a texture, capable of changing over time. Paul Wallach also uses other materials, such as plaster, steel, cloth, paper, metal or even glass. Between the wall and these objects emerges an engaging intermediate space, which includes the colored reflections and shadows that are an integral part of the work. Demanding the viewer’s attention, Paul Wallach’s sculpture continually reveals a space in its whole, indluding the hidden spaces within the work.
The space is inhabited by Paul Wallach’s sculptures. Each one of them is animated by an incessant twofold movement of contraction and expansion which would seem to be the basis of all creation.
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