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Pae White

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Pae White is a California born artist who entered the art scene in the mid 1990s. Her contemporary style is influenced by today’s pop culture while also incorporating an abundance of art historical references. She is notorious for her majestic large scale mobile installations. These works evoke the essence of entities such as schools of fish, flocks of birds, impressionist paintings, or even computer generated pixels.  White describes this body of mobile work as “an exploration of movement contained.”  Like “a waterfall on pause” the works are “a flurry of color and gentle movement, suspended for contemplation.” Her mobiles are constructed from brightly colored cut paper hung delicately to respond to the slightest of movement, breeze or breath; defining three-dimensional space while remaining fluid. Her work evokes a sense of freedom, fragility and unity. Her constructions, although meticulously organized, suggest chaos. The character of her work fits nicely with the current up and coming trend of bright and delicate work being produced by artists from the west coast. Her motifs suggest an influence from the Chuck Close school of optical mixing while her installations as a whole allude to the computer generation’s colored pixel disarray.  By granting each installation freedom to move and become misaligned she ultimately challenges us to reconsider three dimensional space.


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July 3, 2008 at 4:59 pm

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  1. […] Someone’s blog entry about Pae White, the most informative I’ve found thus far.. It all feels like an elaborate ruse. […]

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    March 16, 2010 at 8:39 pm

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