Dr. Gabriele Magnani

Art Critic - Curator - Journalist - Writer

Patrick Altes

Born in North Africa from a Franco/Spanish family, I have lived for extensive periods in South America, South Africa, and now the UK.

I am an abstract painter using elements of figuration but I also work on installations and have an affinity for drawing, which has led me to develop work exploring a digital and drawing interface.

My work focuses on the alchemy between consciousness and the unconscious, exploring a personal perception of mythic and archetypal processes that influence a sense of identity, belonging and displacement. I also am very interested the eroding yet evolving relationship between the contemporary world and our deeper humanity.

Selected Solo Exhibitions


2008 Wounded Healers at The Menier Chocolate Factory, London, and Lighthouse, Brighton
2007 Where to Draw the Line, University of Sussex, part of Vision of Our Future, Brighton Festival
2006 Creatures of Gaia, Neutral Space Gallery, Brighton
2006 Recent work, Gallery Le Pont des Arts, Narbonne
2005 Life of Gaia, Gallery L'Acadie, Carjac
2004 Utopia, Gallery Art Sud, Toulouse

Selected Group Shows


2009 Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton Fringe, Sussex
2009 Art and Medicine, British Institute of Radiology, London
2008 Location, Quay Arts Gallery, Isle of Wight

Residencies


2007/8 Artist in Residence Sussex Cancer Centre, Royal Sussex Hospital, Brighton (funded by The Leverhulme Trust)
2007 Group Residency, Portland Quarry
2005 Etching Atelier, Toulouse

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Lair (2005)
Mixed technique on canvas 200x200 cm

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Catharsis 1 (2008)
Mixed technique on canvas 120x80

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It?s like straddling different worlds (2008)
Mixed technique on canvas 120x180 cm

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Loss of faith (2008)
Mixed technique on canvas 120x80 cm

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The very hungry caterpillar (2008)
Photo/drawing 61x46 cm

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Blue crab (2008)
Photo/drawing 61/46 cm

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Rearing its ugly head (2008)
Photo/drawing 61/46 cm

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Wounded Healer (2008)
Installation. Metaphor of the power and limits of medicine; of the powerful, if occult, affiliations between science, medicine, shamanism and magic.
Wood, paint, 460 photographs, 120 medical images, hospital bed posts, ECG simulator, lights, sound, tree, electric wires, hospital bed side table, DVD player, light and sound coupling device. Dim: 150x440x200cm

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Constructive fight (2008)
Mixed media and collage on canvas 92x73cm

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Mal (2009)
Photo/drawing

Website

Patrick Altes