Robert Patrick received his MFA in painting from the University of Minnesota. His paintings look at the relationship between time and space through spontaneous forms that reflect the laws of physics. Each piece represents a figurative mapping of the mind through sensory stimuli.
He explains: “I paint fantasy environments as metaphors for terrains of the mind, the imagery a product of combining senses shaped not only by light, but by sounds, smells, touch and taste. These perceptions are synthesised and translated through a personal language of biomorphic symbols that evoke our collective amygdalin memories.”
A 2003 recipient of a McKnight Artist Fellowship in Visual Arts from The McKnight Foundation, he has since exhibited his works throughout Europe, Asia and the USA.
EROS, 2017. Acrylic on tarpaulin, 213cm x 183cm.
ZEUS, 2017. Acrylic on tarpaulin, 183cm x 152cm.