Artist Paul Kubic
Paul Kubic (USA 1940) formed his artistic background, with an emphasis on sculpture and drawing, at the following art colleges: Cranbrook Art Institute, Bloomfield Hills Michigan, USA MFA 1969, Cleveland School of Art BFA 1967, USA, BA in fine art at Cooper School of Arts in 1961. Paul Kubic draws inspiration from architectonic ruins and organic growth processes. His sculptures possess elements of sculptural developments throughout the history of art, mythology, history, folk art and theatre. Kubic regards his art pieces as expressions of the fragility of human existence and the foibles of mankind. He attempts to give his sculpture a voice and language that communicates directly with the mind of the viewer. While some Kubic sculptures contain a satirical message for the discerning, others confess outrage like the collage Killing Fields made of Rabbit bones protesting Rwandan war crimesHis large bronze sculpture, “The Temptation of Saint Anthony", expresses enormous individuality, which derives from his unusual power of invention and his unique vision of the world. In his sculptures exotic subjects come alive and teem in a multitude of strange and familiar forms.Paul Kubic's more recent sculptures accent the grains of wood with a delight in their exquisite natural characteristics. Since 1989 Paul Kubic lives and works in the Netherlands with his Dutch art historian wife and daughter.