Patrick’s works bring to question what it is to live in urban areas through his use of objects, color, and light. A native of the Bronx, Patrick asks viewers to find “beauty in unexpected places” - incorporating everything from torn tarp from nearby construction sites to grand opening signs, flags, and other items found while walking around his community. In his composition, these overlooked items are sewn into attention and painted on creating the vivid works you see.
Patrick’s ongoing interrogation of the spaces we occupy through abstract expressionism leaves the viewer to consider our own relationship with those who call the same place home. Through color and light, both in what is apparent and hidden, we are asked to consider what is revealed or obscured through its placement. In its context of an urban landscape, it calls out broader questions of who is obscured, and who benefits from this access of light and visibility.