Paul F. Yount is a figurative non-linear narrative painter in oils. His metaphysical, spiritual large-scale paintings convey a mysterious message of the human condition through cinema, literature, life experiences, traveling, and a highly developed symbolic world full of metaphors. Yount’s concepts of what all humans experience in the themes of life, death, sex, sexuality, religion, science, time, medicine, good, evil, are woven into figures, symbols, and metaphors depicted in the paintings. The visceral bold quality is evident in the striking skewed compositions layered with bold sophisticated colors that are inherent to his vision. Yount’s paintings speak to a universal audience with a personal vocabulary familiar to all.
Yount was awarded the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Individual Grant in 2020.
Yount completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and post-graduate studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston.