Patrick Berran explores fresh territory through his provocative and experimental techniques, creating works with layered “screens” of color and pattern rendered in acrylic paint and toner. His compositions transport viewers into a realm where space, texture, and opacity are not always what they seem, and intense colors seem to radiate from even the most matte of surfaces. Berran draws his influence from his childhood experiences as a student at the Dassel Art Academy in Northern Virginia, to later study of representational painters like Édouard Vuillard and Rembrandt van Rijn, who he cites as a major influence on how he articulates spatial relationships between forms in his work.
Born in 1980, Patrick Berran lives and works in New York, NY. He received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002 and his MFA from Hunter College, New York in 2006. He has had solo exhibitions at HUNTER / WHITFIELD, London; White Columns, New York; and Chapter NY. His work has been included in group shows at Rod Bianco, Oslo; M+B Gallery, Los Angeles; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis; and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York.