Micha Patiniott

1972 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Micha Patiniott is a Dutch artist, known for his paintings that often reflect everyday reality, although portrayed with a twist.

Micha Patiniott was born in Amsterdam and in 1996, he has received a degree in art at the Hoge School voor de Kunsten Utrecht. In 2006 and 2007, Micha was a resident at the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Next year, in 2008 as well as 2009, he was a resident at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, US. His work is part of several art collections, such as the Rabo Bouwfonds collection, the Eneco collection and other private collections.

Patiniott’s art is unmistakably rooted in his own personal experience and the world of imagination. Objects, body parts, people, and animals are made to act in ways that do not occur in reality. As he admits, his work has always dealt with people and objects engaging in playful and somewhat problematic forms of self-expression; the spectators are free to apply their own imagination on the artwork. So, they can project emotions, or simply use the ingredients made available towards their own interpretation. This artist’s stories are mostly unfinished, they do not confirm images, but they create ones. Patiniott is primarily a story-teller.

Micha Patiniott

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