Patrick Pépin is a Canadian contemporary artist whose abstract paintings are known for their unique style and brilliant color palette. Representing a sincere and frank confession, his works are in a state of realized detachment and enforced by spontaneous gestures in calculated disorder. They also express freedom and movement. Pépin finds inspiration everywhere, in anything, and his extensive travels certainly help in that regard. Although these journeys are the starting point of his exploration, his creative process is far from being premeditated and more often than not begins in the unconscious. The artist is able to distance himself from his subject enough to give it its own consistency through working with contrasts in a kind of controlled chaos, and the results are even more impressive considering that most of his Pépin pieces are painted on large-scale canvases.
Featured image: Patrick Pépin - Miami Boulevard,
2020 (detail). Acrylic on canvas. 60 × 60 × 2 in. 152.4 × 152.4 × 5.1 cm. This
is a unique work. Photo courtesy Whistler Contemporary