The colour fragments much like in a kaleidoscope are arranged to build imaginary landscapes. I define myself as a colourist and I regard most of my paintings as experiments with colours. I believe the simplified shapes and structures are only there to support colours very much like a scaffold would do.

In 2016, in a small exhibition space with only two walls facing each other I began working on a copycat version of a painting, Nothing will ever be the same again is an installation that questions the futile and repetitive gesture of the painter and at the same time calls the attention of the observer. Later the process was extended to become the Diplopia series where two paintings very much alike would be displayed in the gallery walls next to each other. Repetition and dichotomy have become a central part in my artistic approach.

I find my inspiration in the works of Henri Matisse, Maurice de Vlaminck, Franz Marc, August Macke, Hans Harp, Paul Klee, Per Kirkeby, Richard Diebenkorn, Thomas Schütte, Georg Baselitz, Sol Lewitt.

Born in 1967 in Buenos-Aires. Lives and works in Bordeaux France
MA Master of Arts. London School of Printing / Ecole Supérieure de Création Industrielle, Les Ateliers (Paris)

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Né en 1967 à Buenos-Aires, Patrice de Santa Coloma a grandi à Paris et fait des études d’ingénieur à Londres. A 30 ans, il quitte un poste en entreprise pour intégrer l’Ecole Nationale de Création Industrielle (ENSCI). Cette période transitoire lui permet d’affirmer ses affinités avec la peinture et le dessin. Il vit et travaille à Bordeaux depuis 2006.


- MA Master of Arts ENSCI Ecole de Création Industrielle (les Ateliers) / London School of Printing
- Bsc. Computing and Digital Electronics, King's College London
- Ateliers de la Mairie de Paris
- Beaux Arts de Bordeaux – Auditeurs libres