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PATRICK  ALSTON

 

BIO

Patrick Alston energetically creates works that, along with the interplay of titles, trigger thought-provoking and reflective topics including but not limited to socio-politics, identity, language, and the psychology of color. Alston’s re-contextualized subjects, rich palettes and complex compositions are dramatized exhilarating energies, expressed through mature gestural mark making (some of which are reminiscent of traditional graffiti culture of New York) that help to project an unwritten aesthetic which makes up the urban landscape. His finely tuned brush and knowledge of the rich art histories before him assist in the making of original art works that create complex conversations in the spaces they occupy. Alston's images create harmonious tension and challenge viewers to look carefully at the world around them, discovering beauty in unconventional places. 

Patrick Alston was born and raised in the Bronx, New York in 1991. He grew up in the South Bronx and attended Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, studying Art and Psychology. Since then, he has returned to his native New York, where he lives and works.

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PAINTINGS

YO AHK, LET ME GET A CHOPPED CHEESE, NO LETTUCE

2018

Acrylic, Enamel, Graphite, Ink Oil Pastel, Plaster Cast, Oil Stick and Spray Paint on Linen, Canvas and Plastic


56"x 56"

THE ANOMALY OF THE POLYSEMIC NEGRO

2018

48" x 60" 

Acrylic, Enamel, Graphite, Gouache, Oil and Oil Stick on Sewn Canvas 

MEMORIES OF MORRIS AVE

2019

14"x 18"

Acrylic, Graphite, Enamel, Oil

Stick, Spray Paint and Plastic on

Dropcloth and Canvas

DEFERRED CONCLUSIONS

2019

16"x 20"

Oil and Ink and Fabric on Sewn Canvas

I AINT MAD AT YA

2018

Acrylic and Oil on Sewn Canvas and Linen 

18"x 20"

UNIFY SHIT

2018

58"x 72"

Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Enamel, Graphite, Ink, Oil Pastel and Spray Paint on Sewn Linen and Canvas 

 LACK THEREOF

2019

30"x30"

Acrylic, Oil, Oil Pastel

and Fabric on Sewn Linen and

Canvas

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED

2019

42"x 60"

Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Enamel, Graphite, Ink, Oil Stick, Oil Pastel and Spray Paint on Sewn Canvas

HARD KNOCK LIFE

2018

36" x 48"

Acrylic, Enamel, Gouache and Spray Paint on Sewn Canvas and Linen

OREO

2018

24"x 36"

Oil, Oil Stick, Ink, Enamel and Plastic on Sewn Canvas and Linen

COME ON SENSE

2018

16"x 20"

Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Enamel, Gouache, Graphite, Oil Stick, News Paper and Paper on Linen

UNTITLED

2018

16"x 20"

Acrylic, Ball Point Pen, Enamel, Graphite  Oil Stick, Paper and Canvas on Linen

SO BOOM

2019

52"x 70"

Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Enamel, Graphite, Ink, Oil Pastel and Spray Paint on Sewn Linen and Canvas

 

PAINTINGS ON PAPER

I WONDER AT THE WOES OF 169 NO 1

2019

I WONDER AT THE WOES OF 169 NO 2

2019

I WONDER AT THE WOES OF 169 NO 3

2019

I WONDER AT THE WOES OF 169 NO 4

2019

I WONDER AT THE WOES OF 169 NO 5

2019

 

SMALL PAINTINGS/ DRAWINGS

UNTITLED

2018

12"x 16"

Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Graphite, Oil pastel, Oil Stick, and Spray Paint on Paper 

NOHA

2018

12"x 16"

Acrylic, Graphic, Oil Pastel, Oil Stick and Spray Paint on Paper 

I'M DOING PRETTY HOOD IN MY PINK POLO

2018

12"x 16" 

Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Graphite, Oil Pastel, Oil Stick and Spray Paint on Paper

NA' MEAN

2018

12"x 16" 

Acrylic, Graphite, Oil Pastel, Oil Stick and Spray Paint on Paper

TWO TO A FO', FO TO A AIT'

2018

Acrylic, Enamel, Oil, Walnut Ink and Thread on Paper 

12"x16"

WE OUT

2018

12"x 16" 

Acrylic, Enamel, Oil and Walnut Ink on Paper 

BLACK ON BLK

2018

12"x 16" 

Acrylic, Ink and Spray Paint on Paper 

EXODUS

2018

12"x 16"

Acrylic, Graphite, Oil Stick, Oil Pastel and Fire on Paper

UNTITLED

2018

 12"x 16"

Acrylic, Graphite and Spray Paint on Paper 

 

2017 WORKS

 

When I am under a subconscious state of painting, my mind knows and cares about the technicalities of material, but my hand creates freely....”

Patrick Alston

 

PATRICK ALSTON

b. Bronx, NY

Lives and works in Bronx, NY


Education

2013- BFA Wabash College, Crawfordsville Indiana 

EXHIBITIONS

2019 Factions Art Projects/ Curated by Leanne Stella/ Harlem NY (Forthcoming)/ *group
2018/19 The Update/ Selection of Bronx Artist/ Curated by Kiara Ventura/ Bronx NY (Forthcoming)
2018 A Bronx Tale/ Latchkey Gallery/ Curated by Amanda Uribe and Natalie Kates/ Bronx, NY/ *group
2018 7 on 7/ BBFL Gallery/ curated by Nelsena Burt-Spano/ Brooklyn NY/ *group
2018 The BX Photowalk & Open Studio Exhibition / Curated by Tutes x ONA / Bronx NY
2018 Art for Anya/ Dahl Art Center / Curated by Sarah Hull in cooperation with Paddle8/ New York, NY/ *group
2018 South Bronx Open Studios/Curated by the South Bronx Independent Alliance/ Bronx, NY
2017 SBIAC Show/ 37 Bruckner Art Space/ Curated by Heidi Johnson and Sarah Sagarin/ Bronx, NY/ *group
2016 Broke Sons of Brooklyn/ BSOB Exhibition Space/ Curated by Rob Plater/ Brooklyn NY
2015 BYOB/ BYOB Art Space/ Curated by Anthony Gonzales/ Brooklyn NY
2013 National Society of Arts and Letters/Emerging Artist and Student Show/Bloomington Indiana
2013 Senior Painting/ Eric Dean Gallery- Randolph Deer Art Wing- Wabash College/ Crawfordsville, IN

 

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