Take a look at Paul Metrinko's beautiful series of beach paintings

Date
13 November 2014
Reading Time
1 minute read

I’m sticking by my claim that the beach is one of the most fascinatingly liminal places going; you arrive, you take off (almost) all your clothes and you lie down, play volleyball and splash next to strangers with the same idea, and nobody thinks anything of it.

Similarly fascinated, although probably for different reasons, New York-based artist Paul Metrinko has made a whole series of beautiful paintings based on this wonderful place. Using his characteristic and vaguely abstract style, Paul morphs the noisy, harsh atmosphere of a sunny seaside resort into a sweet pastel stretch of atmospheric daubs of paint in a way that makes it completely enchanting, transforming this familiar space into a fairytale-like landscape that’s not completely without sinister undertones.

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Paul Metrinko: Rockaway to Montauk

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Paul Metrinko: Rockaway to Montauk

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Paul Metrinko: Rockaway to Montauk

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Paul Metrinko: Rockaway to Montauk

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Paul Metrinko: Rockaway to Montauk

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Paul Metrinko: Rockaway to Montauk

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Paul Metrinko: Rockaway to Montauk

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Maisie Skidmore

Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 as an intern before joining full time as an Assistant Editor. Maisie left It’s Nice That in July 2015.

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