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Paul Chang’s “Mystical Flora”

An artist who grew up in Surinam, South America, Paul Chang transposes his background in the tropical country into brightly colored abstractions of the Amazon rainforest and other equatorial landscapes. Sometimes known as “Pablo” Chang, Paul Chang is masterfully adept at using contrasting and vivid colors. Paul Chang recreates not only magical depictions of his homeland, but also the mood and sense of place of the jungles. Now living in Miami, Florida, Paul Chang uses the art deco colors and style to influence his work.

Mystical Flora, a stunning representation of Paul Chang’s canvases, is a night scene. Paul Chang created a large canary yellow moon that dominates and illuminates the flowering background of the tropics in this painting. Paul Chang gives the viewer a glimpse of the wild world at work in the dark where the trees and vines seem to dance in the moonlight. One would never expect a night scene to remain so lively and give off such a bright mood, but the offering Paul Chang gives his viewers is the chance to escape to South America merely by looking into his paintings. The crisp blue and green hues Paul Chang paints the foliage in Mystical Flora are counterbalanced by the golden tones of the trees and large brown-eyed blooms. This contrast lends a movement to Paul Chang’s piece where the vegetation appears to be swirling in the wind. The way in which Paul Chang blends the impressionistic background against the stark black of the night sky creates a novel composition.

The full and warm moods of the paintings by Paul Chang are unmistakable once the viewer encounters a few of his pieces. This unique style, belonging to Paul Chang, is difficult to claim within the world of many impressionist artists who capture landscapes. Somehow Paul Chang has succeeded with infusing his distinctive background and love of nature into his work and the world is rewarded with a prolific artist’s paintings that bring joy and a sense of play to all who encounter Paul Chang’s work.