Patrick Vale is an internationally recognised artist...
Patrick Vale is an internationally recognised artist represented by Début Art. He is best known for his work based on cities and architecture. Most recently his time-lapsed film, "Empire State of Pen" - a freehand drawing he made of the view of Manhattan
from the Empire State Building, has become an Internet hit, clocking up 700,00 plays in a few weeks. The Huffington Post described it as "jaw-dropping” and the UK’s Daily Mail describes his "stunning" film as an “Internet sensation". Patrick lives and
works in London where he divides his time working on commercial illustration briefs, architectural drawings for developers and architects, and producing large-scale art works.
Patrick’s large and highly detailed freehand drawings render the history and drama of our cities, they invite us to peer into the fabric of the place. He delights in showing us the intricate structures of fire escapes and rooftops as much as he does
the more famous landmarks, and it is this that really allow the viewer to look and explore for themselves. This exploration is encouraged by Patricks line work, A.J Aternal from Architizer describes it as "wilfully scraggly, imperfect without being whimsical
or cute". He relentlessly builds up layer upon layer of line and ink that seems to mirror the time that has passed as these cities have grown and evolved. Often picking a very high vantage point, Patrick creates work that show vast swathes of the city
that invites us to investigate and engage with. “City Lines” is his first solo exhibition at the Coningsby Gallery and shows drawings made from trips to New York, San-Francisco, Los-Angeles and his City of residence, London, made over the last 3 years.
"City Lines" will be at the Coningsby Gallery from 4th -12th April 2013.