Patrick Bernatchez – BATTAT CONTEMPORARY, Montreal
Born 1972 in Montreal, Canada
Over the past decade, the subject of death has been fundamental to Patrick Bernatchez's practice. The theme of death takes on variations of time, space-time, and cycles of degradation and renewal. The artist brings an omnivorous approach to media, making use of drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, film, installation, music and sound. He has developed diverse projects, of which the most recent are Chrysalides (2006 - ), notable for having demonstrated the maturity of his practice, and Lost in Time (2009 - ), which reveals the astonishing scope and originality of his perspective. His substantial conceptual worlds reread, inquire and reinterpret, while questioning our relation to creation and art history. Patrick Bernatchez has exhibited frequently in Europe, while living and working primarily in Montreal.