Dark glass by Patrick Redmond

 

Oil on panel ~ 20 x 25 cm. For his latest body of work, Patrick Redmond marshals material from old dictionaries, science encyclopedias and reference books that predate his birth. Implying a world he cannot know or be a part of, he references and collages these sources with his own images to create paintings and charcoal drawings. All of the subjects who model for him are personal acquaintances, in many instances young people or children, suggestive of future possibilities. He places them into worlds that are alien, creating histories that are simultaneously known and unknown, all with an underlying sense of the uncanny.