Patrick Chamberlain - fold, 2015 (detail)

Patrick Chamberlain

July 30, 2013

Patrick Chamberlain is an American artist known for his intriguing colorful paintings reminiscent of the early post-war abstraction. By employing different techniques and styles, he developed a unique visual language characterized by the explorations of visual phenomena, as well as figurative and conceptual elements. The appropriation of methods such as reduction or construction enabled Chamberlain to explore further philosophical and formal concerns that he encountered while rethinking various pictorial issues.

The unusual life experience of a Jehovah’s Witness who turned to study philosophy at the University of Victoria in Canada, and working a myriad of jobs spanning from sheep farming and gallery assistant to the practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy had a tremendous impact on his lifelong passion of creating art.

Featured image: Patrick Chamberlain - fold, 2015 (detail). Oil and Gold Leaf on Panel. 12 × 9 in. 30.5 × 22.9 cm. Photo courtesy Kavi Gupta Gallery