Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
Hyperabstraction in Vivid Colour
Although Richard Patterson was born in the UK, his move to Dallas has deprived us of much of his artwork. He rarely has exhibitions in the UK now, so when one comes along, you shouldn't miss it.
Timothy Taylor is the gallery that has the honour of sharing with us a retrospective look at Patterson's past fifteen years of work, plus a display of the artist's latest project.
Patterson has an eclectic variety of interests, from motor sports to Greek myths. For this reason, his oil paintings are very diverse, with no one particular theme. But in his most recent project he decided to do something more focussed and has produced his first ever major monograph, It is a large scale collection of over a hundred fifty plates, illustrations, and texts featuring the Ridinghouse publishing company.
Included in the retrospective are Patterson's oil paintings, which have been termed as 'hyperabstract', combining several different artistic styles, and restoring life to a medium that many critics had said was dead. Although the topics featured in his paintings vary widely, his style is quite recognizable, often painting plastic models or toys, such as Your Own Personal Jesus (2011) and Half Minotaur (2000), which will be on display until the 12th June.