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New paintings and mixed media
Patrick Abbey's current body of work continues with scenes of youth culture and interaction, whether it's games or conflict. The images address the group oriented nature of adolescence, even when there is a singular engagement between two boys.
Patrick Abbey's paintings are in themselves an act of reconciliation.
My formal concerns are merging with those of content. It is the revelatory process of the looking while painting that keeps me engaged; a dialogue between my love of color and physicality of paint. I am interested in how forms relate to the space around them. As I construct a space, forms emerge and dissolve. They join together and pull apart, fleeting moments of ambigiuous possiblitities.
- Patrick Abbey