Using historical precedence as a filter for interpreting the contemporary, Paul MacIntyre culls images, motifs, and sensibilities from the past and responds mostly through collage and drawing. His recent work addresses the reproducibility and ubiquity of canonical Western art, from traditional relief printing to the virtually identical “Art” section found in used bookstores from Canada to the UK and beyond. He considers the psychology of “filling in” a conceptual starting point with the narratives surrounding art-making of constant concern.
He holds a BFA from the University of Victoria (2012) and an MFA from the University of Guelph (2016). He has exhibited across Canada with recent exhibitions including Wood Point Projects (Sackville, NB) and the AGG (Guelph, ON). He currently lives and works in London, UK.