Paula Gillen artwork is brash, funny, and provocative. Her art practice is focused on surreal disruptions of original and vintage imagery. Paula is part of the Pictures Generation of artists, whose approach to art is shaped by mass media and advertising. Her work appropriates the techniques of the mainstream in order to its subvert social-politics. Her influences are linked to a few different post-modern trajectories of art history, such as concept art, cultural identity art, and feminist art. She is drawn to artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Hannah Wilke, Pat Oleszko, Richard Prince and Cindy Sherman.