Meet Paul Corio

Paul Corio an Artist from New York and a teacher at Parsons, New York, spoke to us about his work the other day. Was truly inspired by his work and his passion for colours. He is an expert at mixing colours and finding just that perfect shade. He used to be a Jazz musician before. Though he is not performing anymore, music clearly has an influence in his work and you can see it how he plays with the rhythms of the colour shades in all his paintings. He is also greatly influenced by horse racing, which tent to be the subject of some of his paintings. Liked his attitude to use humor in naming his paintings.

What I liked most about his work is how he blends colours. I am a lover of bright colours, and it was nice to see him play with all the bright colours of the colour wheel.

One of my favourite paintings that I liked is called Misterioso (See below). So loving the transition of all these colours. And yes the title is apt for this maze like artwork.

Paul Corio, Misterioso, 2008. Acrylic on canvas, 28" x 28."

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Cheerful Yellow — Cappellini Flagship store in Milan

Cappellini has a continuing theme at each of their flagship locations that are painted in one monochromatic hue – blue in Los Angeles, red in New York and purple in Paris. The renovated Milan interior is yellow, inspired by the city’s trams, taxis, saffron risotto and building façades. Found this on Frame magazines website. See the entire article here.

A colour called Terracotta

There is something about earthy shades…something very warm and welcoming. Terracotta is one of my favorite colours (apart from the dark pinks 🙂 ). Reminds me of the potters wheel with clay melting on it, the smell of earth after it rains, drinking tea from earthen cups while traveling by train in India.

This is the research centre for pharmaceutical company Lupin in Pune, India designed by Malik Architecture. Found this on dezeen.com. See the entire story here