Patrick Berran’s work plays upon the transformation of visual material through processes of painting, printing and transfer. His paintings on panel vibrate with a sense of controlled chaos: static held in the confines of careful construction. Pulled from sketches or photocopy-collage, Berran builds up the surface of his densely concentrated compositions. The result yields the potential of process to re-inscribe visual data as both dynamic and unwieldy, records of infinite flux.
Patrick Berran (b. 1980, Woodbridge, Virginia) lives and works in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. He received his MFA from Hunter College, New York in 2006. He has had solo exhibitions at Chapter NY, New York; Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA; One River School of Art + Design, Englewood, NJ; HUNTER / WHITFIELD, London; and White Columns, New York; among others. His work has been included in group exhibitions at American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York; Chapter NY, New York; Over Under, Brooklyn; Rod Bianco, Oslo; M+B Gallery, Los Angeles; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis; and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York; among others.