Patrick Wilson (°1977, Nyeri, Kenya) makes paintings and drawings.
By using popular themes such as cultural, family structure and violence, Wilson often creates work using creative game tactics, but these are never permissive. Play is a serious matter: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday objects undergo transubstantiation.
His works are characterized by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middle class mentality in which recognition plays an important role. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of middle class values, he touches various overlapping themes and strategies. Several reoccurring subject matter can be recognized, such as the relation with popular culture and media, working with repetition, provocation and the investigation of the process of expectations.
His works often refers to pop and mass culture.
Using painted and drawn artworks, a world where
light-heartedness rules and where
rules are undermined is created.
|Why Do Artists Paint?|
Painting is one of man's earliest and most basic forms of expression. Stone age man drew on his cave walls. Usually these drawings were of wildlife and hunting activities as these were their main livelihood activities. It is difficult to say whether these were created by artists to be instructional-a mean of showing children what a certain animal looked like or maybe as a form of decoration for their caves. But it seem they had a lot of free time and thus were just a relaxing pastime to release creative feelings
Whatever their reasons were;The early artists were very creative and very dedicated in their creativity since there were no local art shop to sell their work of art or even to provide them with the painting tools and the materials and were no advancement in technology to provide them electric light during the dark days. Since these days, painting is still with us to date
Naturally, over this long past period, painting has become very complicated and advanced in design. Artist materials have also gone vast changes and the tremendous range now available plus variety of methods that are with us today, can make painting very frightening for the beginners.
Have you ever tried to paint?
One of the frequently asked question is: "I wish I could paint" But have you ever tried to paint? Many people do not even dare. How can a person say that he can not paint when he has not even tried to start! First of all, you may feel daunted by the amount of work that has been done over thousand of years and hundred of techniques from painting on walls to canvas art paper and so on and so forth. There are prehistoric painting, Greek painting, Egyptian, Byzantine, Chinese, Gothic, Florentine Impressionism, Surrealism, Abstract and Cubism etc
Of course, all these styles can make the mind boggle and to unravel all of them and understand the differences could take someone's whole life. So where do you start?
The simplest answer is to forget all you have picked up in the past and start from the smallest beginning like the Stone Age Man
Today, most people who want to paint have one thing in common-a creative instinct.
Unfortunately, many people do not realise this until their later years in their life. When something stir within them or circumstances set them on the road to start painting
For some painting become a hobby while others it becomes their only way of expressing their innermost emotions and ideas; that is as mean of communicating to others
Through painting, people meet and make new friends by joining art societies or either by selling their artworks locally and internationally