Paul Pagk, Here, over and around about, 2001-04, 65 x 74 inches, oil on linen

I've been intending to do a more extensive post on Paul Pagk's paintings for a while, but being quite busy lately, must settle for this brief glimpse and hope to revisit later. Pagk is a British painter now living in Brooklyn, who explores linear configurations set into intense color fields. The configurations are usually diagrammatic and sometimes evoke architectural references, but are ultimately highly intuitive interactions with the rectangle -- mental and physical streams in a constant pictorial balancing act. The surfaces, often infused with wonderfully acidic color, are worked and revised in layers to achieve a chunky richness. There is an interview and studio visit with Pagk here.