Campbell Patterson

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Campbell Patterson, Installation view, Art Basel Hong Kong, 2016 Photo Mark Blower

Campbell Patterson, itchy bed, 2015, HD video, 10 min 44 sec

Campbell Patterson, Honky Tonkin’ (detail), Te Uru, 2015, Courtesy of Te Uru, photo Sam Hartnett

Campbell Patterson, stranger cam, 2015, oil on canvas, 1450 x 1450 mm

Campbell Patterson, Drag down, 2015, HD video, 16 min 43 sec

Campbell Patterson, Last Painting #6, 2015, oil on canvas, 750 x 600 mm

Campbell Patterson, Lifting My Mother For As Long As I Can (2015), 2015, digital video, 3 min 41 sec

Campbell Patterson, Unsure, 2015, oil on canvas, 500 x 500 mm

Campbell Patterson, Still, 2014, oil on canvas, 300 x 400 mm

Campbell Patterson, On the Ground, 2014, oil on canvas, 300 x 400 mm

Campbell Patterson, 3in1, 2011, digital video, 6 min 9 sec

Campbell Patterson, Winter, 2011, towel, sultana bran, spit, pins, 910 x 790 mm

Campbell Patterson, Orewa, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2010

Campbell Patterson, Untitled, 2011, oil on canvas, 250 x 250 mm

Campbell Patterson,
Three Attempts, 2008, digital video, 6 min 55 sec

Campbell Patterson, itchy bed, 2015, HD video, 10 min 44 sec

Campbell Patterson, stranger cam, 2015, oil on canvas, 1450 x 1450 mm

Campbell Patterson, Last Painting #6, 2015, oil on canvas, 750 x 600 mm

Campbell Patterson, Unsure, 2015, oil on canvas, 500 x 500 mm

Campbell Patterson, On the Ground, 2014, oil on canvas, 300 x 400 mm

Campbell Patterson, Winter, 2011, towel, sultana bran, spit, pins, 910 x 790 mm

Campbell Patterson, Untitled, 2011, oil on canvas, 250 x 250 mm

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Born 1983, Portsmouth (GB). Lives and works in Dunedin (NZ)

Campbell Patterson creates works in an interchangeable array of media that evoke the mundane, repetitive, but frequently sublime aspects of everyday living and suburban experience. In his video work, Patterson often transforms his body into an absurd domestic tool, such as in the ongoing series Lifting my mother for as long as I can (2006– ). Particularly through the use of repetition, Patterson invokes the conceptual tradition of mid-twentieth century through figures like Stanley Brouwn and On Kawara—transplanted into the contexts of domestic Aotearoa environments.

Patterson graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland in 2006. His work has been included in: Contact Us, Cement Fondu, Sydney (2020); Performance Portraits, Auckland City Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (2016); Art as a verb, Artspace, Sydney (2015) and the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2010). Significant solo exhibitions include: toot floor, Hocken Collections Uare Taoka o Hākena, Dunedin (2018), the Pah Homestead, Auckland (2019) call sick, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2017) and Honky Tonkin’, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland (2015). Patterson was awarded the Parehuia Artists’ Residency at McCahon House, Auckland in 2015 and the Frances Hodgkins fellowship in 2017.

 
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Campbell Patterson, Installation view, Art Basel Hong Kong, 2016 Photo Mark Blower

Campbell Patterson, itchy bed, 2015, HD video, 10 min 44 sec

Campbell Patterson, Honky Tonkin’ (detail), Te Uru, 2015, Courtesy of Te Uru, photo Sam Hartnett

Campbell Patterson, stranger cam, 2015, oil on canvas, 1450 x 1450 mm

Campbell Patterson, Drag down, 2015, HD video, 16 min 43 sec

Campbell Patterson, Last Painting #6, 2015, oil on canvas, 750 x 600 mm

Campbell Patterson, Lifting My Mother For As Long As I Can (2015), 2015, digital video, 3 min 41 sec

Campbell Patterson, Unsure, 2015, oil on canvas, 500 x 500 mm

Campbell Patterson, Still, 2014, oil on canvas, 300 x 400 mm

Campbell Patterson, On the Ground, 2014, oil on canvas, 300 x 400 mm

Campbell Patterson, 3in1, 2011, digital video, 6 min 9 sec

Campbell Patterson, Winter, 2011, towel, sultana bran, spit, pins, 910 x 790 mm

Campbell Patterson, Orewa, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2010

Campbell Patterson, Untitled, 2011, oil on canvas, 250 x 250 mm

Campbell Patterson, Three Attempts, 2008, digital video, 6 min 55 sec