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Meet Artist and Macro Photographer Paul Juno 

 

Austere //

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Paul Juno //

I am a Los Angeles based artist and macro photographer. I strive to capture fleeting moments of color harmonies and quirky compositions with the use of thickly placed oil paint, loosely thrown house-paint, or rapidly painted acrylic illustrations. I capture all of this through my Olympus OM-D camera and macro lens attachment. On a macro level it’s an adventure to find accidental compositions or color harmonies. Discovering divine colors within a few inches of space is highly entertaining to me, and I’ve been painting this way for the past few years with no signs of stopping.

 

 

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Why do you make art?

PJ

I make art because I think about it every second of the day. It almost feels as if I’m programmed to be obsessed with paint.

 

 

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What’s your favorite piece or series you’ve ever done?

PJ

My favorite series has been the agate series, the loose paint swirls have brought a lot of attention to who I am and what I do. They are also the most fun to photograph.

 

 

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Who/what are you inspired by?

PJ

Georges Braque has been my most recent inspiration, but Van Gogh has been a life-long mentor in seeing color and texture.

 

 

 

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What would you choose for your last meal?

PJ

My last meal would be three chocolate chip pancakes the size of dinner plates.

 

Keep up with Juno’s work at: www.pauljunoart.com/

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