Sky Patterson is active/lives in Texas. Sky Patterson is known for postmodern figurative, painting of swimmers.
Biography Sky Patterson
Swimming is one of those primal physicalities that is a ripe metaphor for life: struggling against the tide, staying afloat, going with the flow, fighting the current, jumping into the deep end. It is also the rich domain for Sky Patterson's art, which is full of "heroic bodies and humbling gestures."
"I like that dichotomy," says the 34-year-old artist, who rarely places his faceless figures actually in the water. "Swimming, like life, is a solitary act. Life, like water, is something you have to move through. Water is life-giving, but it can also take you under."
Patterson, who was a competitive swimmer at Churchill High School in the mid-'90s but hesitates to call his work autobiographical, has been returning to his Swim
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