Approved: 26.07.2012

Patrick Brandon

Artist

Approved: 26.07.2012

For me, painting is a commitment to the difficulties of material, a search for looseness, a way in. And if/when it works, I want to hand my take on the world back to the world, because it needs another's eyes on it to be of any value. If that doesn't happen it's dead in the water.

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  • Location: Bristol, South West
  • Activities: Studio practice
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting
 

Biography

For me, painting is a commitment to the difficulties of material, a search for looseness, a way in. And if/when it works, I want to hand my take on the world back to the world, because it needs another's eyes on it to be of any value. If that doesn't happen it's dead in the water.

'That's how art exists in this world of ours - a clear head in the face of calamity.' Charles Simic

CV & Education

Exhibitions

2016 Transformer – The Long Gallery – Hatton Gallery – Newcastle University – solo show

2016 Artist in Residence  – Bloodaxe Archive –  Newcastle University
2015 Test Space Open – Spike Island – Bristol
2015 Noisome Thoughts, Function Room, Bath (with Martyn Cross and Brendan Lancaster)

2013 Bucca Gallery, Newlyn – group show

2012 Charlie Dutton Gallery – Crash Open
2012 MotorcadeFlashparade, Bristol (with http://www.lloyddurling.com/ and Brendan Lancaster)

2012 Threadneedle Prize

2011 Threadneedle Prize

2011 Inside Out - RWA Bristol - group show

2010 The Signature of All Things I Am Here to Read - Arnolfini - group show

2008 Revolver/Touchpaper - 7 Coinage Street Penzance - group show

2003 Jerwood Drawing Prize