Giving in to Live the Experience - Seems Books

Giving in to Live the Experience, Paul Wackers

24 pages
Saddle stitch bound
4 color offset printing
9.5” x 12.5”
Limited edition 500 copies


About Paul Wackers

Paul Wackers is a San Francisco-based artist. His paintings and drawings feature “non-spaces”: archetypal interiors and landscapes that seem composed from a combination of dreams and recollected visions.

Wackers was born in 1978 in New Haven, Connecticut, earned a BFA from Corcoran College of Art and Design, and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He received the Tournesol Award from the Headlands Center for the Arts in 2008, and has had solo exhibitions at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco. He has been featured in group exhibitions at Cell Project Space in London, Alice Gallery in Brussels, Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, Samson Projects in Boston, and Aqua Miami with Adobe Books Backroom Gallery.

About the Book

Giving in to Live the Experience was published on the occasion of Paul Wackers' Tournesol Award exhibition at The Luggage Store.

July 10th — August 8 2009

The Luggage Store
1007 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Wackers’ paintings and drawings are neither realistic nor entirely fantastical. They span the genres of landscape painting and still life; representation and abstraction. He depicts the remnants of human activity, but people are noticeably absent from his compositions. He focuses instead on what is left behind, or perhaps abandoned: facsimiles of the natural world, vacant interiors, and clusters of accumulated objects.