Feature: South South x Patrick Alston

South South, June 27, 2022

An introduction to artist Patrick Alston

An intimate dive into his practice through two artworks

Painter Patrick Alston (b. 1991) is an artist whose practice focuses on gesture and materiality. Through abstraction, Alston’s work forms a reflection on socio-politics, identity, language and the psychology of color. His recontextualised subjects and complex compositions are expressed through gestural mark making and the combination of various materials. SOUTH SOUTH invited the artist to share more about his practice through a self-analysis of two artworks.