Los Angeles

Paul Donin

Paul Rivas Gallery

Paul Donin is a student who is being given an exhibition by the Rivas Gallery in line with a policy of the gallery to bring out young talent. His works naturally show a lack of consistency, as he is ex­ploring a number of directions. His figure studies are at their best when he paints them directly, allowing only the brush technique to abstract them. When he uses the figure as a starting point for an abstraction, the result is not very strong. His abstractions show a sense of design, but again, where he attempts a more personal statement, or to utilize objects as the basis of his work, the works do not come up to the standard of the freer non-objective paintings.

H. J. Weeks