Paul Sakoilsky is a London based artist, writer and curator.
With a grounding in philosophy, he produces works across several media, with the problem/practice of painting being a dominant factor in his work. He is perhaps best known for ‘the dark times’ project, a psycho-political endeavour, works and installations from which have been exhibited, published and collected world-wide and the ongoing ‘Kunst Clown’ performance series.
He appeared in ‘HN Hermann Nitsch’, a feature length documentary, and selected shows include Carter Presents, London; V22 Presents: The Sculpture Show, London; ‘The Dark Times: Press Office no.5’, Long Weekend, Tate Modern; ‘Paradisso Terrestre’, BonelliLab, Italy; Jurgen Wolfstádter Galerie, Frankfurt; ‘Meltdown’, Flowers East, London; ‘Exquisite Trove’, House of Fairy Tales (touring show); ‘The Dark Times: Installation’, Mol’s Place, London;‘Kunst Clown: Discourse on Method’, Cabaret Futura, New Territories Festival, Glasgow; ‘CRY (Paris)’, cneai, Paris; ‘SuperHybrid’, Leeds ; ‘Homage to Robert Filiou..’, The Loop Festival, Barcelona; ‘Drei Zähne’, Apt. Draschan, Vienna; ‘Kunst-Clown: Just Deserts’, Speculum Celestiale, E-M Arts/Foundazione Morra, Naples.
Recent curation projects include ‘Object-Culture’, RED Gallery; ‘East End Promise: A Story of Cultural Migrants 1985-2000’, LondoNewcastle Project Space, and ‘The Big Society’, RED Gallery, both of which will be touring internationally.
He is currently working on a series of large-scale paintings, performances, future curation projects, and the forthcoming ‘the dark times: newspaper+2’ publication.
"Paul Sakoilsky has made performances and paintings as hybridised ‘autopsies’ of media images, in visceral terms, that act upon the daylight utopias of consumerism and media ideology. His ongoing project ‘The Dark Times’ is a newspaper in the potlatch spirit, described in the terms of Jean Baudrillard’s concept of hegemony, as an ultimate debasement of value."
Peter Lewis, 2011.