Boston Warehouse #1
Acrylic on board
18 x 52 inches
Patrick Steele lives in Southborough, MA and has a studio with the Mill Contemporary Art group in Framingham, MA. He paints figures in created domestic scenes, as well as landscapes and utility buildings shaped with emotional abstractions.
Today’s natural world is not unspoiled. The Earth is worn in places from feeding our transient needs and wants. Patrick seeks to show how manmade designs and natural forms interact, and describes his experience of natural scenes by shaping them in ways that highlight the wear of human marks and paths.
Human figures in his work reveal their vulnerability. Alone in the elements, people are perhaps in need of shelter. They do not stand heroically or ideally in the world. We are all here, but only for a while, and perhaps a bit unsure of how we arrived in this moment.