AS220 Galleries is very excited to announce new artworks by Patrick Oliveira is now available through our AS220 Flat-file project. Oliveira is a mixed media artist based in Rhode Island, Patrick is 19 ad is currently a AS220 Printshop member where he creates some of his collages and artworks. “My creative process normally begins with working with a theme of colors, patterns and shapes. I know when a piece is finished when I can see that all spaces are filled with meaning and each space aesthetically accentuates the other.”
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1. What is your creative process? Where does it begin and how do you know when a artwork is finished?
My creative process normally begins with working with a theme of colors, patterns and shapes. I know when a piece is finished when I can see that all spaces are filled with meaning and each space aesthetically accentuates the other.
2. Where do you find the materials to create your mixed media collages? And where does that inspiration come from?
The materials I use to create with can be found in something as small as a magazine or as big as a dumpster. I believe in not limiting where I find materials or inspiration to create my collages.
3. What are you working on now? what direction do you think or hope this new work will take you?
At the moment I am working on nothing related to art because I believe when taking time off and self evaluating, direction and inspiration tends to finds itself.
4. If could sit down and have a conversation with an artist the from past or present, who would it be and why?
I would enjoy having a conversation with Winston Smith to understand how he goes about creating such thought provoking pieces with very simple material. Similar to me, Winston Smith uses collage as his medium and always manages to take everyday images and make you look at from a different perspective.