Paul Schwer is a painters' painter, concerning himself solely with the relationship between color, space, light and movement. The result, however is far removed from the traditional two dimensional canvas, Schwer's output varies in scale dramatically. His work ranges from vast installations, filling public spaces, galleries and unused buildings, to smaller, discrete objects affixed to plinths, walls and ceilings. Schwer transforms the flat picture plane of abstract painting into a three-dimensional space. He employs light, both artificial and natural, through transparent materials, focusing the viewer's gaze on the gestural application of paint as in traditional abstraction - an approach that has been described as the spatialisation of colour.