PATRICK BURKE Photos
This collection of prints and original graphic works shows the ability of the artist to capture the innate beauty of our dreams and thoughts. This is the art of shadowy corners, half formed lines and figures, dreamy landscapes and all the sketchy details of the world beneath consciousness.
Patrick Burke’s use of colour and wispy outlines creates stunning images that reveal more and more details with each view and sink into the mind of all who see them. By using surreal combinations of images and forms, Burke’s work continues the great tradition of unreal art, updating the style and use of modern technologies to create visually stunning artworks. His art creeps into the mind, slowly sinking deeper and asking questions of the viewer and the situations portrayed. Sometimes reality gets too intense and too real, meaning a person needs to take a break and explore something more subtle. A self-confessed daydreamer, Burke has compiled a wonderful body of work that seems to hold as many secrets as revelations.
In 'Clockwork Doll' the artist takes apart the skull of the toy to reveal the mechanisms and clockwork cogs whirling away beneath. Maybe he is suggesting that we all have inner machines, chugging away, creating images and ideas in our minds. ‘Love and Goodbye’ is a wonderfully bitter-sweet take on the concept of adoration, with the love hearts floating away from the figure like confetti after a sad wedding. Throughout his collection of prints, Burke meditates on themes as varied as sorrow, love, music, transparency, the impermanence of the natural world, light and the human figure. Each subject is handled with sensitivity and intellect, resulting in beautiful, graceful images.
Always interesting and technically accomplished, these fine art works demand a wider audience and we at LondonArt intend to take them to the widest possible range of people.