Patrick Chamberlain

Primary Medium: Paint


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Artist Statement
Patrick writes of his movement through life:
"Kierkegaard postulated a progressive model of human development that begins in the aesthetic, moves through the ethical, to end at the theological. Each succeeding stage incorporating and completing its predecessor. He is perhaps correct. Certainly his argument provokes productive reflection. In my experience, however, he has the progression wrong way around. My development is better expressed as a torturous and twisted movement from the theological through the ethical to culminate in the aesthetic. "

Selected Works


n/a - 2010 - Variable - Variable

n/a - 2010 - Mixed media - Variable

n/a - 2010 - Mixed media - Variable

n/a - 2010 - Mixed media - Variable

n/a - 2010 - Mixed media - Variable

n/a - 2010 - Mixed media - Variable


Artist Bio
Patrick Chamberlain was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1955. He was raised in Los Angeles as a Jehovah's Witness. From the age of five he did missionary work as a Jehovah's Witness. After reading Heidegger's "On the Essence of Truth" he left the Jehovah's Witnesses, age twenty-six. In 1985 Patrick completed an undergraduate degree in philosophy with an interest in studio practice and aesthetics at the University of Victoria in Canada; he was particularly influenced by the philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Patrick's work life has taken him from sheep farming, to house painting, to gallery assistant, through to the practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The past several years have revealed that the ongoing painting practice that accompanied all of his other endeavors is core to the painter that he is.
After ten years in New York, Patrick moved to Hamden, CT where he currently lives and paints.

 


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