123. Patrick Wilson
Monty’s Steakhouse (2004)
Signed, titled and dated 7-’04 on the reverse
Acrylic emulsion and pigment on canvas laid down on panel, 150 x 124.6 cm
– Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco
– Private colection, the Netherlands
The American artist Patrick Wilson is known for creating finely calibrated, luminous abstract paintings composed of lines and quadrilaterals that can be recognised for their vivid colours and sculptural quality.
Wilson’s acrylic paintings reflect an expansiveness across firm yet suggestive layers, resulting in seamless planes that allude to Southern California’s modernist architecture and neon cityscapes. Drawing from bright, complementary palettes, the resulting works hint at the concept or place alluded to in their titles, evoking a sentiment or a mood, despite their apparent geometric matter-of-factness.
While Wilson’s work is often associated with hard-edged abstraction, his paintings are made through an intuitive process, with the artist responding to his compositions as they evolve. Guided by the principle of aesthetic pleasure, Wilson’s paintings are made through a rigorous process with layers of translucent acrylics applied progressively to the canvas using paint rollers, drywall blades, and masking tape. The resulting shapes layered upon one another appear at once solid and translucent.
Numerous key galleries and museums have featured Patrick Wilson’s work in the past, such as Vielmetter Los Angeles, Miles McEnery Gallery (New York), and the University Art Museum of California.
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