Patrick DeGuira

Gallery Affiliations: Zeitgeist Gallery

Region: South

I am interested in ideas that convey a phenomenological disruption or reduction. My work is often based on family histories, childhood experiences, or on familiar domestic subject matter. Color plays an important role in the work that I make, adding symbolism and often an unsettling or unnatural element.

My practice is nonlinear, and I often work in a variety of mediums concurrently. The conceptual and narrative nature of my work is important, and materials support this thinking. In my paintings I use pre-digital sign-making techniques to achieve a level of handmade precision. These pieces start with words and phrases, which are then layered and disrupted through complex systems of pattern, geometry, and editing processes.