Inspired by architectural artists like Le Corbusier and Kazimir Malevich, and modern artists like Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid, Paul Sherman creates abstract architectural spaces. Corbusier, a pioneer of modern architecture, believed that primary shapes are beautiful because they are clearly recognizable. Malevich, founder of Suprematism, sought to arrange simple shapes into completely non-objective compositions. Gehry and Hadid are both architects recognized for their emphasis on form over function. For Sherman, these concepts offer a refreshing freedom. By applying surfaces and shading to primitive shapes and arranging them into abstract composition, Sherman attempts to create a tension between the real and the imaginary. While maintaining a strict sense of structure, he seeks to find a balance of form and space, pure medium and abstraction.