Visiting Artist Speaker Series
Paul Robles, originally from Philippines, currently lives and works in Winnipeg. Recognized for his intricate origami cut paper works, he combines the delicacy associated with fine and traditionally handwork with themes of trauma, grief and sexuality. Playing with ideas of the silhouette, popular in the 19th and 18th century as women's art, and an early form of portraiture, Robles re-employs the practice as a narrative device that shatters cultural stereotypes of race and masculinity. A graduate of the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba, he has exhibited extensively throughout Canada and the United States, including Plug In ICA, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Julie Saul gallery, and others.