Patrick Simkins - b.1986 - is an Anglo-Irish visual artist based in Paris. As a painter, he has had solo and group exhibitions in France, Germany, and the UK. His paintings are held in public and private collections in Europe, the US, and Australia. As an interactive performance artist, his live drawing collaborations have been hosted in galleries, festivals, and performance venues including the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, and the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille.

Using the destructive and regenerative qualities of collage, my work reflects on the human experience.

Specific themes include human transience, our relationship to the real and virtual worlds, how we interpret and interact with each other online, as well as more personal stories.

The pattern of destruction and renewal is intrinsic to my process. It is reflected in the delicate collaged drawings, the upcycling of my own paintings to create new works, and in the erased and redrawn marks made by the public during my interactive performances.

I am the founder of BAF BAF (Back and Forth, Britain and France), a collective that promotes ongoing collaboration between UK & France-based artists. I co-curated our first show in 2021.

My work is also available at Rise Art


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