Patrick Wilson

1970 · United States

Artist biography

Patrick Wilson is an American artist known for his coloured and luminous abstract paintings. With a meticulous process, he layers coats of paint progressively building rectangular shapes perfectly balanced in terms of composition and colour. To apply paint on canvas, he uses simple tools, like paint rollers, drywall blades and masking tape. His penchant for visual pleasure and aesthetic enjoyment leads him to use a wide range of colours and chromatic tones and values (at times muted, at times saturated and intense), with clever usage of nuances and tonal shifts, all resulting in a complex modular pattern. The seemingly intuitive and straightforward composition is actually the outcome of Wilson’s accuracy and methodical approach. Patrick Wilson obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of California, Davis in 1993 and, two years later, a Masters of Fine Arts degree at Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, CA. He is currently based in Los Angeles, CA. He has had several solo and group exhibitions all over the United States and his artistic production is held in both private and public collections, such as the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, OH, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA, the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, among others.

Patrick Wilson