Paul Kostabi

Paul Indrek Kostabi (born October 1, 1962 in Whittier, California) is an American artist, musician, music producer and audio engineer.

He is the brother of artist Mark Kostabi.
Paul Kostabi is best known for his angst-ridden and ferocious, expressionistic self-portraits.

“The psychically ravaged self-portrait is his most constant theme, but any time Paul feels like it, he’ll bust out a mocking commentary of the pretentious scale and overblown egos of certain adored art stars, or he might sincerely explore the magical color possibilities of an otherworldly vase of flowers on a table. Paul Kostabi’s work is fraught with careless care.” (Mark Kostabi on Paul Kostabi, 2002)

His paintings and prints deploy an urban street art style with new expressionist touches that places the artist at the junction of an exquisite iconic world imagery, between Basquiat and Kurt Cobain.

Kostabi was a founding member of the bands Youth Gone Mad, White Zombie, and Psychotica. Kostabi currently performs with Tony Esposito in the group Kostabeats and with Walter Schreifels band Dead Heavens.

Kostabi became part of the CBGB Festival in 2014 exhibiting paintings alongside photographers Bob Gruen, Michael Lavine and Chris Stein. He also painted live in Times Square while Devo and Jane’s Addiction performed.

in 2015 Kostabi launches his character sprkl through Gallerie F in Kranenburg at the Art Karlsruhe art fair with a solo exhibition, of paintings sculpture and prints of the character.
2016 Kostabi art featured in Architectural Digest.

Paul Kostabi paintings are present in permanent collections of:
• Paterson Museum, New Jersey
• Guggenheim Museum, New York
• New England Museum of Art, Brooklyn, Connecticut
• Millennium Museum
• Whitney Museum of Art, Video, Paper Tiger Sessions
Museion Museum, Bolzano, Italy.

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