"My works are meant to have more than just a visual appeal. The hope is that they tell a story and draw the viewer into a fantastical reality... invoke a whimsical, and sometimes sarcastic, emotion within the viewer. The world today is filled with too much turmoil and stress. I want to give the viewer a moment to escape repetitive realities, fall curiously into a moment of fun a laughter, and travel to a place of Fascination."
Paul B. Lotz was born in Long Island, New York and raised in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, and he currently resides in San Diego, California. Paul studied Fine Art at the Tyler School of Art (Temple University) in Philadelphia, PA and at the school's Rome, Italy location. While attending school in Italy, Lotz was inspired by the old Renaissance masters who were able to carve with perfect detail and emotional depth. This style initially charged his interest to begin sculpting his intensely detailed works in bronze. Paul's favorite medium is bronze, and his signature style is Whimsical Surrealism & Fantasy filled with intense detail & lighthearted sarcasm. Paul's career as a bronze sculpture artist began in January of 2010, and he has since created numerous works of art, as well as a book of stories that go along with a selection of his sculptures.
"Stories began forming and the pieces took on new lives and meanings. I always knew I had a deep fascination with twisted realities and surreal fantasies, but now I felt I could express things I could never capture before. It was a though sculpting released my whimsical, and sometimes sarcastic, sense of humor. The hope is that my creations will engage the viewer and draw them into their realm. I want the viewer to question what they see, have a good laugh, revel in the story I've created or inspire them to create one of their own."