Paul Weiner lives and works in Denver Colorado. His works follow a lineage of artists such as Alberto Burri, Salvatore Scarpitta, and Steven Parrino. Redacted documents from legal trials surrounding the recent shootings in Colorado serve as symbols within Weiner's work. The result is a minimalist style with large swaths of black covering the surface. The politics of restriction is paramount to Weiner's practice because it limits the historical discourse he aims to provoke.