“I’m a digital artist who is fascinated by geometric patterns like those found in geodesic domes. I experiment with 3D models of such polyhedra and use their internal mathematical rhythms to create my works. The computer aids me in quickly evaluating various compositions and color palettes so I can evaluate more options, experiment quickly and find the result that resonates with where I am emotionally within that moment.
– Paul Petersen studied painting at UCLA with Richard Diebenkorn and William Brice, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He did post graduate study at the Art Center College of Design.
He’s had careers as an art director, and medical illustrator. His technical proficiency in computer graphics has put him in a position to explore a new area of abstract geometric image creation he calls “Spherical Art”. It uses the mathematical patterns inherent in polyhedral spheres to generate compositions. He began his exploration of this method in 2015.