In Patriks art we find his very personal signature of art.
His figures,texts and symbols.
Figures he named: Hobo,Waiter,Gufo,Tony the bird, A bird called Jacky, Octopus and Queen to name a few.
The start came when he created his first figure "Hobo", an homagé for the homeless people.
The androgynous model with the hat and the big earrings.
Patriks symbol for the people living in the streets.. his way to lift their struggle to the surface if you will. To shine spotlight on their daily struggle.
"I got fascinated and inspired by the hobo world, they created their own language by using symbols as a way to communicate and to help each other out.
Symbols written in the streets that could say : here you can find water, the owner of this house is kind and helpfull etc etc.
I find this beautiful, that in a communicative way help a fellow human. With nothing to gain in return but to give a helping hand, and most definitly this was a silent agreement in the streets."
"Another figure is Queen, a symbol for all the strong women in my life. Grandmothers,mom,my wife, my sister and a certain friend.
Strong, driven and inspiring women whom with their being inspire others. In the same way of calling men "king" this is my expression for strong women, all the strong and amazing
women that I look up to."
Patrik always strive to find new medias to express his art, his most recent work are inks that he scaled up in size so they could become posters.
"I like the way of working with a non forgiving media, one cannot erase the bold ink line.. this allows me to work intuitive and to go forward. The inks also took on a new form when I made them bigger in size."
The ink originals are now on display at Bistro Gustavsberg
You can see Patriks posters here in the shop