Fleur Patrick

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Fleur Patrick is a contemporary painter, born in New Zealand and emigrated to the UK as a child. She graduated with a 1st class Fine Art degree before completing a Painting MA at the Royal College of Art in 2003. After living in London for many years, she now lives and works in Nottinghamshire. Her work has been exhibited globally and is included in numerous private collections. Throughout her career she has worked with and adapted found images, sourced from a wide range of mediated origins. She selects imagery which is non-specific, and yet strangely familiar to her, becoming catalysts for the uncanny. This draws on and reflects her own experiences of confused cultural identity and sense of place.

Oil paint is applied in thin, translucent glazes of colour, before it is wiped away to reveal previous layers. It is interesting how this process requires a negative act of paint removal to define the painting’s form and structure.

The work explores tensions between the painting’s image and surface, each serving to suppress the other. As a result, the clarity of the image appears to ebb and flow, materialising briefly like a trick of light, only to dissolve back into more abstract form. This precarious balance resists our attempts to fully locate, enter and navigate the space of the image, as though shrouded by a veil of uncertainty.

Selected Works

Remains of the Day 011 by Fleur Patrick

Remains of the Day 011

Paintings - 41x31 cm
Remains of the Day 008 by Fleur Patrick

Remains of the Day 008

Paintings - 41x31 cm
A version of a thought by Fleur Patrick

A version of a thought

Paintings - 25x25 cm
I return here to forget by Fleur Patrick

I return here to forget

Paintings - 35x28 cm
Dreaming against the tide  by Fleur Patrick

Dreaming against the tide

Paintings - 50x40 cm
If we were here, we would not be  by Fleur Patrick
Again, and yet again, we looked back by Fleur Patrick
Somewhere within the surface  by Fleur Patrick

Somewhere within the surface

Paintings - 30x30 cm
Glass Curtains VIII by Fleur Patrick

Glass Curtains VIII

Paintings - 50x40 cm
Glass Curtains XII by Fleur Patrick

Glass Curtains XII

Paintings - 50x40 cm

Its silence is my friend

Paintings - 61x46 cm

Flickering this way and that

Paintings - 30x21 cm

Remains of the Day 010

Paintings - 41x31 cm

Glass Curtains XIV

Paintings - 21x30 cm

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