At ARTWALK: Paul Selinske Personifies the Power and Pull of Printmaking

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By MADELYN PENNINO

10:42 am | October 12, 2018


Local artist Paul Selinske says art forms such as printmaking should never go out of style.

That’s one message Selinske will convey to patrons of Vroman’s Bookstore Saturday during Art on the Stairwell, a reception which will showcase Selinske’s original artwork.

He said the focal point of the reception will be on the art form he finds most gratifying — printmaking.

“I think what I love about the process was being able to replicate these seemingly hand-drawn pieces. That to me was special…it wasn’t just one painting, it’s something that I have multiples of and I can share with a larger audience. That’s really where printmaking, I think, clicks for me,” Selinske said.

As a freelance Illustrator, Selinske’s pieces begin from loose sketches of people, moments, or feelings that meld together to create powerful images. In addition to printmaking, he also uses paint and ink to create artwork.

The 1 p.m. reception at Vroman’s, located at 695 E. Colorado Blvd., is part of the 13th Annual Pasadena Artwalk, which will take place on Saturday at Green Street and Madison Avenue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Pasadena Playhouse District.

Selinske said it’s an exciting time to be involved in printmaking because there are limitless creative opportunities merging traditional printmaking methods with digital applications and new art trends.

Selinske attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco and then moved back to his hometown of Pasadena to study at the Art Center College of Design. He now is working on several personal pieces and is undertaking new projects in his home studio in Altadena.

Selinske said his ultimate goal is to open a commercial studio where he and fellow artists can collaborate on ideas and experiment with using different mediums in marrying printmaking art with both old and new techniques.

Special artist reception on Saturday, October 13th at 1 p.m. to meet the artist in person and view his work. Vroman’s is located at 695 E. Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.