Born 1970, Redding, California
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
Patrick Wilson ‘s paintings are exquisitely crafted minimal wonderlands. His luscious colors are both bright and cool and his arrangement of square and rectangular shapes are precise and hypnotic. The thin outlines of right-angled forms recall the legacy of southern California hard-edged painting from the late 1950s and early 1960s characterized by cool, crisp and restrained abstract compositions. But there is also a blurry, transparent intensity to Wilson’s color choices that captures and holds attention, recalling those 20th century masters of color Joseph Albers and Mark Rothko. Wilson works with a paint knife and acrylics, deftly moving color across canvas in translucent washes organized into tight geometric forms that create structure and suggest deep space.
Patrick Wilson received his BA from the University of California, Davis in 1993 and an MFA from Claremont University in 1995. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions at such venues as Ameringer McEnery Yohe in New York, NY; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects in Los Angeles, CA; Curator’s Office in Washington, D.C.; Rebecca Ibel in Columbus, OH; The 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; the Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX; the Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.