PATRICK BERRAN (Born in 1980)
Patrick Berran’s practice relies on the transformation of visual materials though a process of constant experimentation and recycling. The artist employs various transfer techniques to evolve his original source material into abstract forms, revealing the subtle textures embedded within their surfaces. The resulting patterns have become Berran’s signature form, which he transcribes, layer upon layer, into his painted compositions. Throughout his work, frames and deconstructed grids punctuate his dense patterning to create a frenetic rhythmic quality aligned with the fast-paced and stripped-down audio experience of punk rock music.
Patrick Berran lives and works in New York, NY. He received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002 and his MFA from Hunter College, New York in 2006. He has had solo exhibitions at HUNTER / WHITFIELD, London; White Columns, New York; and Chapter NY. His work has been included in group shows at Rod Bianco, Oslo; M+B Gallery, Los Angeles; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis; and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York.