ABOUT

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FUTURE 
Create Magazine : Spring online group exhibition : March 2021
Chaiya Art Awards : OXO Gallery, London : 2-11 April 2021
Solo Exhibition : Heimat Gallery, France : 17 June to 10 July 2021
The Other Art Fair : The Old Truman Building, London : TBC
ArtCan Open 2020 – Group exhibition : London : TBC

PAST
Winner of the Galerie Heimat & NG Art Creative Residency Art Prize 2021
Sky Arts – Portrait Artist of the Year (season 7) : Oct 2020
Chaiya Art Awards – IMPACT : Group exhibition : 60 artworks that are relevant to the impact of Covid19 – 15 June – 30 Sept 2020
Choose Art | Give Light to Refugees : International art exhibition & silent auction : 8 – 29 June 2020
Portraits for NHS Heroes : Online group exhibition with the CBPP : Hosted by The Net Gallery : June 2020
Covenant : A Collection of Contemporary Drawings : A Virtual Exhibition : Curated by The Curators Salon : 9-30 April 2020
Contemporary British Portrait Painters : Group Exhibition : The Space / CassArt, London : 3 – 22 March 2020
Art Talk and Print Release launch evening, 10 Castle Street, Dorset : 22 Nov 2019
East Art Fair, Spitalfields Market, London : 9 Nov 2019
Ruskin Margate : Solo Exhibition ‘Ceremony’ 28 Sept – 25 Oct 2019
ACE Club x NED, The Ned, London : Group Exhibition 27 Jul 2019
ArtsDepot 15th Open Art Exhibition, London : Group Exhibition 18 Jul – 30 Aug 2019
Pavement Lickers 2018 : Helium London x Pavement Lickers Event : 32 Portland Place, London : 4 Oct 2018
21st National Open Art Exhibition, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London : Group Exhibition 17 – 26 Nov 2017
Limbo, Margate : Group Exhibition ‘Fill me up’ 27 – 29 Oct 2017
Lovelys Gallery, Margate : Open Exhibition 6 Aug – 3 Sept 2016
Celeste Prize 2016 : Longlisted for drawing ‘Keep Sweet’
Whitstable Biennale Satellite : Solo Exhibition ‘Capital’ 4-12 June 2016
Artists & Illustrators : Shortlisted for Portrait Artist of the Year 2014

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Represented by Central Illustration Agency.
Member of art collective ACE Club
Member of art collective The Contemporary British Portrait Painters
Saatchi Art profile

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Patrick graduated in back in 1998 and was taught by the painter John Virtue and graduated alongside his friend and peer Antony Micallef. During the last few years, he has exhibited in a number of shows, selling work to a handful of well know collectors and exhibited alongside artists such as Antony Gormley, Antony Lister, Stanley Donwood, Vhils and FAILE. This year he has won the Galerie Heimat & NG Art Creative Residency Art Prize 2021, judged by Kate Bryan and Laura Gascoigne. While also appearing on Sky Arts, Portrait Artist of the Year in October 2020, he has also been shortlisted for the new art prize, The Sequested Prize, where winners will be revealed in March 2021.

Most notable illustration commissions have been FabergeChannel 5, Bentley and ITV

Artist Statement

My work deals with the idea of identity, from being fostered at the age of three I was constantly aware of my surroundings and the need to fit in growing up. Looking back, I recognise those feelings as universal and the work looks to explore the ‘human condition’, specifically what makes people do what they do to have a sense of belonging – from the everyday to the extreme.

From the schoolyard to being an adult, we constantly look to define ourselves by trying to fit into a group. Aspiring to be one of the ‘cool kids’, aligning yourself with a religious faith or football team, fashion, music, brands and celebrities: the sense of being in a tribe is all around us.

“Strong, thoughtful and unsettling work – an age-old search
for artistic truth, in modern dress.”

Laura Gascoigne, art critic and commentator

The work looks to showcase snapshot scenarios – a soft narrative to a given situation, process or ceremony. These scenarios could be, on the one hand, unsettling or odd, but to others comforting and familiar. Often the figure depicted is within a ceremony of sorts, a lot inspiration is taken from the Christian ceremony ‘Communion’ the idea of transformation, taking on something new, be that the belief of the ‘action’ being the body and blood of christ. I call this ‘active belonging’, the idea that people will participate physically and mentally in an action, a ceremony to show to themselves, to show to others that they believe, that there is meaning in the process, that they aren’t alone, they belong to something, giving a tangible meaning to their own life.

If you are interested in buying a piece, commissioning an illustration or just like to meet for a coffee, please get in touch hello@studiomorales.co.uk