Biography

Yendris Patterson

Patterson is a graduate of the Fine Arts from ISPEJV in Havana, Cuba in 2002, after which he specialized in the restoration and conservation of paintings, including murals. He has exhibited in more than 15 personal exhibitions between Cuba, Japan, and Europe, and also in a number of collective exhibitions in art galleries, fairs, and biennales. He currently lives in Barcelona, Spain where his studio is located.

Born and raised on a small island off the Cuba archipelago called La Isla de la Juventud, Patterson’s experience of growing in an isolated community within an isolated society, provides a basis from which Patterson tells his story throughout his development and growth as an artist. Patterson’s multidisciplinary art work explores individual and collective memory within social structures, and it is this theme that nourishes his theoretical discourse – aesthetically portrayed mostly by religious codes, political symbols, numerical signs and popular icons, amongst others that populate his surfaces and formats.

Much of Patterson´s art pieces are created from already existing elements from which the artist intervenes to create new objects and mediums of interpretation. At other times it is history, documentation, materials, or processes that guide the production of his new objects.

Some of his most important artistic projects include “Mil trabas”(Isla de la Juventud, Cuba), “A Fuego Lento” ( Havana, 2006), “Lo Que Se Sabe No Se Pregunta” (Sevilla, 2009), ” Memoria Impresa” (Tokyo, 2010), “El Patriota” (Barcelona, 2012), (Berlin 2013) Germany, “Denominación de Origen” (Barcelona, 2013), and “Memoria de los Objetos & Objetos de la Memoria” (Orus Art Museum in Zaragoza, 2014).

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