FAILE is the Brooklyn-based artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. Their name is an anagram of their first project, “A life.” Since its inception in 1999, FAILE has been known for a wide ranging multimedia practice recognizable for its explorations of duality through a fragmented style of appropriation and collage. Wh[...]
Fred Friedrich’s paintings display such a bold, abstract style which immediately captures your attention. Patternbank love the way he uses paint in great quantities dripping down the canvas in thick streaks. The works emerge from a kind of controlled randomness that Friedrich achieves by an immensely effective layering effect that at times approaches figuration. Faces and silhouettes begin to emerge as if from Rorschach test inkblots. Friedrich was born in Berlin in 1943 and is a painter, sculptor and German architect whose works of art are linked to Neoexpressionism and Abstract expressionism.