Patrick Cremin

Panania presents a series of new paintings by Sydney based Artist Patrick Cremin. Drawing on fragmented memories and observations of the South West Sydney suburb where Cremin was raised, the works explore dread and paranoia as a visual presence within suburbia. Utilising a monochromatic palette, these graphic vistas are in a state of falling apart; architectural demarcations divide space, colloquial side-glances evoke distrust and defensive structures block movement. The works in Panania are drawn from memories imbued with suburban dysfunction.

Patrick Cremin is a multi-disciplinary artist currently based in Sydney, Australia. Utilising painting, photography and sculpture in his practice, his work explores notions of dread, conflict and control within the Australian urban environment. He has completed a Masters of Fine Arts (research) at UNSW Art and Design and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the same institution. His work was included in the 2017 Wendy Paramor Prize and he has previously been a finalist in the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, the Josephine Ulrick Photography Prize and the Churchie Emerging Art Award. He was a founding Co-Director of Archive Space (2013-2015), an artist-run gallery in Newtown, Sydney.