Gary Brewer's article "Synthetic, Hybrid Spirituality" captures Paiement's essence.
Updated: Mar 31, 2018
"Reconciliation is a form of spiritual practice; to reconcile opposites, differences, and perceptions. For Paul Paiement it is a philosophical conundrum from which his visual language arises. Paul’s paintings hybridize the ‘man made’ synthetic elements of ‘culture’ with the natural world and by so doing arrive at deeply felt paintings that explore the space between those two worlds and visualizes them as part of the same natural order." Check out the rest of Brewer's article at https://artandcakela.com/2017/07/04/studio-visit-paul-paiement-synthetic-hybrid-spirituality/