The overarching theme of Patrick Duffy’s artwork is transformation. By creating an environment of rhythm and fluidity, he allows each piece to shape itself into unexpected patterns and forms. Patrick often infuses components of physics, such as space, time and matter into his work. Experiencing the outdoors has always been a passion of his, despite living in the concrete jungle of New York City.
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About The Artist
patterns through the usage of process, form and color, building a relation to an
illusory depth of real space. Through layers of mark making using pencil, pen,
ink and paint on canvas, Duffy's use of patterns and color mimic the building
blocks of his interest within the inner workings between the metaphysical and
the concrete. Like a well-written song or a masterful curated dish, both made up
of many small parts, it is the collage of the ingredients that merge to form a fully
realized idea. Images of fractal processions allow a kind of rhythm to develop,
connecting elements that have their own state of individuality, but are still
translated and re-translated to fit within balanced works.
With a passion for the process of painting, drawing, environmental and physical
sciences, imagery of particular theories and ideas are worked out within the
canvas. Duffy's work can be seen as a reflection on influences and experiences
of growing up in a small fishing culture on the ocean. Nautical themes represent
a sense of time and place that are imagined in an accretive, but flattened way,
pertaining to have a sense of continual motion.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2006