Paula Gillen artwork is brash, funny, and provocative. Her art practice is focused on surreal disruptions of original and vintage imagery. Paula is part of the Pictures Generation of artists, whose approach to art is shaped by mass media and advertising. Her work appropriates the techniques of the mainstream in order to its subvert social-politics. Her influences are linked to a few different post-modern trajectories of art history, such as concept art, cultural identity art, and feminist art.
Paula’s background is in fine art and journalism. She worked as a photo editor/researcher in NYC for twenty years for major cultural publications before moving to Boulder in 2008.