Paul Mogensen was born in Los Angeles in 1941, and was first represented in New York by the legendary Bykert Gallery from the time of its founding in 1966 until its closing in 1975. The use of mathematically-based systems of ordering and progression have been central to the artist’s practice from early on. Traced historically to antiquity, these concepts are also found in disciplines ranging from Renaissance architecture to science and music. Through the making of single as well as multi-paneled paintings, the artist explores relationships of essential forms and pure color.
Paul Mogensen’s work can be found in the collections of major museums in the U.S. and abroad, including: The Hammer Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; The Menil Collection, Houston, TX; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; New York Public Library, NY; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.