Patrick Colhoun Inked

Dimensions:
15h x 13w x 17d each

Description:
Black clay, glazed with tattooists ink in glaze. Image © Patrick Colhoun. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2012

Patrick Colhoun Dark Angels

Dimensions:
22h x 20w x 22d

Description:
Black clay sculpture with piercing. Image © Patrick Colhoun. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Patrick Colhoun Rivet

Dimensions:
23h x 22w x 28d

Description:
Black clay with blind rivets. Image © Patrick Colhoun. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2012

Patrick Colhoun Reckoning Head

Dimensions:
23h X 22w X 28d

Description:
Black clay sculpture, latex, red hosiery. Image © Patrick Colhoun. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2012

Patrick Colhoun Twisted

Dimensions:
20h x 20w x 25d

Description:
Black clay sculpture, glazed. Image © Patrick Colhoun. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Patrick Colhoun Empty

Dimensions:
32h x 30w x 20d

Description:
Black clay sculpture, glazed. Image © Patrick Colhoun. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2012

Patrick Colhoun Garrotte

Dimensions:
32h x 30w x 20d

Description:
Black clay sculpture with metal spikes. Image © Patrick Colhoun. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Patrick Colhoun Skin Inner and Outer

Dimensions:
30h x 22w x 18d

Description:
Latex mask on ceramic stand. Image © Patrick Colhoun. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2012

Patrick Colhoun Tunnel

Dimensions:
20h x 40w x 20d

Description:
4 piece black clay sculpture. Image © Patrick Colhoun. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2012

Patrick Colhoun Carcass

Dimensions:
25h x 20w x 30d

Description:
Black clay sculpture, glazed. Image © Patrick Colhoun. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

Patrick Colhoun Warning

Description:
Installation of 18 no. heads and torso. Image © Patrick Colhoun. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2012

Patrick Colhoun Foundling

Description:
Installation of 25 no. black clay heads. Image © Patrick Colhoun. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

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Patrick Colhoun
Dark Matters

Originally trained as a ceramicist, Patrick Colhoun’s practice is now multidisciplinary 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 redundancy after a twenty year career. This was followed one year later by the death of his father. Colhoun’s work has been shaped 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.

I strive to be unique, my work will divide opinion. Strength with a hint of fragility, masculine with undertones of the feminine, human but referencing the animal. It touches on subjects of sexual deviancy, containment and aggression. On a deeper level, there are echoes of religious symbolism, making distasteful subjects into attractive physical forms.

Patrick Colhoun

Colhoun strives 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, Colhoun’s practice has developed internationally, now regularly exhibiting across Europe and beyond.

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