The Somnambulist $630

lithography, bristol paper, acrylic, cotton and silk

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Paul Nitsche

Inspired by historical representations of the human body, Paul Nitsche describes the fragility and pathos of our corporeal passage. From reliquaries of human bone to figurines of paper, Paul's work implements the craft and aesthetic of the Romantic Age of Science and Victoriana while pushing unspoken psychological narratives.

The formalities of medical and scientific museum work are used to appose themes of illness and growth, beauty and decay, dream and time, madness and reality. The pieces are an attempt to explore the diminishing physicality, anatomized nature of man as well as the more illusory. 


Current Works

The Wounded Child SOLD

mahogany, ebony, brass, paper, board, acrylic, fabric, handmade brass and aluminum mechanisms 13.5 x 11 x 4.75

The Sapling Child SOLD

solvent transfer, acrylic, bristol paper 6 x 8

Figure Three - Ternary Degrees of a Girlchild $1200

lithograph prints, acrylic, stained oak, fabric, magnesium, glass 28 x 22.5 x 3.5

The Molting Child SOLD

solvent transfer, acrylic, bristol paper 6 x 8

Figure Six - Anatomicophysiological View of a Girlchild Aged Eight years $3,000

letterpress print, acrylic, linen, wood, magnesium 22.5 x 22.5 x 1.5

Of Skin and Coiled Shell $900

stone, bronze 4.25 x 13 x 3.5

A Wounded Child $800

paper, colored pencil, acrylic, linen, cherry, mahogany, brass, self-fabricated mechanism w/ spring motor, hardware

Figure Five - Girlchild Aged Ten Years $4,500

lithograph print, acrylic, linen, wood, magnesium 20.5 x 15 x 2

Figure Thirteen - The Disease of the Displaced Child $4,000

bronze, Minnesota limestone, wood, resin, acrylic, gold leaf 15 x 8.5 x x 8.5

Figure Seven - Biform View of a Girlchild, Aged Seven Years $3,000

letterpress prints, acrylic, linen, wood, stained glass, magnesium 23.5 x 18 x 5.5

524 East Main Street • Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589 • 608-845-6600 • Located just southeast of Madison