Silicon Valley Open Studios

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Artist: Paul Ransohoff

Studio: Paul Ransohoff

KJ&S in Mission
Title: KJ&S in Mission
Description: Acrylic on canvas
Media: Painting
Size: 18 x 24
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Contact Paul Ransohoff



Phone: (650) 380-3458

2019  Showings

May 11 - 12 , Site: 70
4042 Ben Lomond Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94306


About Paul Ransohoff

Originally drawn to art by my childhood discovery of Magritte, my inspirations have grown to include Titian, Rembrandt, Chardin, Goya, Manet, Courbet, Morandi, Bischoff, Freud, and Auerbach. I have recently become interested in the narrative implications of all representation, especially of figures in relation to others and to setting. Relationships are constantly at play, among the shapes and marks of the work, between represented objects or figures, and between artwork and viewer.
My artwork emerges from the view that “beauty is the splendor of truth.” Each piece seeks to do justice to the appeal of reality, by rendering objects or scenes that are well-seen, well-understood, and well-composed.
“Beauty is the anticipation of pleasure.” My art draws energy from the tension and interplay between part and whole, between complex and clear, between medium and subject. The resulting liveliness invites the viewer to linger, explore, and return–to follow the natural curiosity of the eye and to complete the act of creative perception.