Paul A. Paddock
Paul A. Paddock (June 2, 1974 – May 4, 2016) was an American painter and sculptor based in New York City. He is best known for his watercolors and works on paper. The style of his work is reminiscent of children's stamp album illustrations, but it plays when ideas more or less sex and interpersonal relationships, innocence, transgression, sin, and violence. The feign draws from American popular culture and from the artist's own experiences, dreams, and fantasies. He was represented by the BUIA gallery in New York City from 2004 to 2009 and by the Frosch and Portmann gallery from 2011 to 2016. He died on May 4, 2016, after a brief illness. He was 41 years old.