Paul Picka is a painter and sculptor, he mixes the two disciplines, using all the techniques that the contemporary world can offer to express the images and forms that live deep in his soul. He creates a dialogue between the interior and the exterior of the being, from the infinitely small to the infinitely large, his favorite theme is now the interstellar space, the representation of cosmic forms whether they are dense or ethereal.
When asked about this immensity, he answers: “Why be satisfied with a sunset when you can sublimate the beauty of a galaxy?
Paul Picka does not recognize himself in classical painting, too dogmatic, nor in contemporary creation, often cold and obscure. Picka is an OPNI, an Unidentified Pictorial Object, he is not domesticable, he is unclassifiable. It is rather a wave of raw energy, a colored volcanic eruption. Yet everything is painting in Picka’s work, the material as a base and outcome, in all its forms, by the multiplication of different materials, the rendering of textures, colors, the depth that is no longer the consequence of any illusionist perspective but results from physical superposition. Picka is the mastery of the gesture as much as the spontaneity, the knowledge of how to do and how to undo.