Drawing is like weaving thought and perception. It is immediate and makes you aware of the contradiction between a desire for flow and the need for a static image. My drawings usually reference everyday things and fragmentary experiences; reworked newspaper images, shadows, views through windows, memories of other paintings or drawings, fragments of architecture, trees etc. When exhibited the drawings are presented in clusters at different heights to create a slightly destabilizing effect.
Artist Bio / CV
Patrick Michael Fitzgerald was born in Ireland in 1965. He received his BA and MA in Fine Art from Chelsea School of Art, London and now lives and works in Bilbao, Spain. Recent projects include solo exhibitions at the Ciudadela de Pamplona - Pabellón de Mixtos, Pamplona and Museo Gustavo de Maeztu both in Spain, 2007 and a solo exhibition at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, 2008. He was included in the survey of contemporary painting ‘Painting in the Noughties’ at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Ireland, 2007 and ‘In and out of geometry’ at Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, 2007. Awards include a residency at the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, USA in 2004. Fitzgerald is represented in the collections of The Irish Museum of Modern Art; the Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo,Spain; the Colección de Arte Contemporáneo Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, Spain and many other collections in Ireland and Europe.