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Artist: Patrick Burke

Patrick is an artist based at Crescent Arts in Scarborough. He produces paintings that are based on abstraction. He describes the lines and colours in his work as taking on an independent existence.

I produce paintings that are based towards abstraction. My work has no direct association with any particular visual experience. Every shape becomes an organic entity. Inviting the multiplicity of associations inherent in all living things, unique elements in a unique situation.

Line and colour begin to take on an independent existence. Lines break away creating dynamism and setting up rhythms, which act and interact across the surface. Colour alone expresses form.

In terms of flat planes parallel to the picture surface, hovering in a indeterminate space. Objects and landscapes are no longer lit from an outside source: the light comes from the colour itself, vivid spectrums refresh the senses move with internal freedom, without need to conform with or to violate what is probable in the
familiar world.

Consciousness, hardly aware of itself beyond the will to live. My work is influenced by intimate human emotions, The paintings of Mark Rothko The Words of Anne Frank, and the amazing energy we call life.


I have an ongoing show of some of my large abstract works in Mr Milo's Coffee Bar in Scarborough, a great space to show with very large walls. In Peppers restaurant in Scarborough I have some of my smaller abstract works. I also have four of my new works in the Grosmont Gallery in Whitby.


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