Collection: Patrick Colhoun MRSS

Originally trained as a ceramicist, Patrick Colhoun's practice is now multi-disciplinary with sculptures and installations combining black clay, hosiery, latex, piercings and metal spikes. Conceptually, the works hint at bondage and sexual deviancy, with the repeated motif of the truncated male head and torso. 

The first public exhibition of his work coincided with the day he was made redundant, after a twenty year career.  This was followed one year later by the death of his father.  Patrick’s work has been shaped largely by these events and by the realization that the work has been the thing that has helped him work through these issues.  More than that, these events shaped a direction for his work which he has expanded upon and developed to this day.

Patrick has always strived to be unique with his art. He enjoys dividing opinion and invites the audience to either love or hate his sculptures!  Surprisingly, the positive response to the darker themes encouraged Colhoun to push the boundaries of taste even further and he soon introduced objects and materials into the clay sculptures.

Since winning the 2011 sculpture category at the Signature Art Awards in London, Patrick’s practice has developed internationally, now regularly exhibiting across Europe and beyond.

His work has been purchased for the permanent collection of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

His sculpture is included in Miniscule Venice, a collateral event of the 2019 Venice Biennale.

In 2021 he was selected as a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors (MRSS)

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