Fellows’ Exhibition: Micha Patiniott
Rapture, Rupture,

Suture, Future!

Opening:  Friday, March 8, 2024 from 5 to 8 PM

On View: March 8-18, 2024
Hudson D. Walker Gallery

Micha Patiniott, Rapture III, oil on canvas, 105 x 65 cm, 2023

Rapture, Rupture, Suture, Future! brings together the Vellum and Celestial Bodies series. The exhibition intertwines the Vellum series’ reflections on ephemerality and materiality with Celestial Bodies’ exploration of sensuous rapture and the ethereal. Inset visuals and recurring motifs form visual dialogues between the series, contemplating time, memory, and the mysterious confluence of the physical and the celestial.

Micha Patiniott’s paintings transform everyday objects and fleeting moments into atmospheric, lyrical minimalist canvases that blur the lines between the ordinary, the profane, the cosmic, and the mystical. Subjects, whether they are a blank sheet of paper or the pulse of intimate body parts, take on a sensuous, otherworldly quality. A nebulous light and psychedelic colors nod to a contemporary take on traditional painting techniques while bridging the gap between the spiritual and the physical. Through various series, Patiniott reveals patterns and divergences that weave a web of connections, suggesting a cycle of emergence, disappearance, and transformation. The paintings reflect on themes of presence and absence, making visible the often invisible experiences of identity and selfhood, especially within queer contexts and altered mental states. These sequences mirror Patiniott’s exploration of perception and identity, while also echoing the universal rhythms of nature and human experience.

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About the Artist

Micha Patiniott was a resident artist at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam during 2006-2007 and at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown during 2008-2009 and 2023-2024. International solo and group exhibitions include the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam; PuntWG (Amsterdam); Cinnamon (Rotterdam); Heden (Den Haag); WHATSPACE (Tilburg); MKgalerie (Rotterdam/Berlin); Galerie Sturm (Nuremberg); Dordrechts Museum; Whitechapel Gallery (London); Arti et Amicitiae (Amsterdam); Museum Hilversum; the Provincetown Art Association and Museum; Provinciehuis Noord-Holland (Haarlem); and Anna Zorina Gallery (New York).

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