Fabian Erik Patzak, contemporary artist, about his work:
We find ourselves in a time in which a confluence of contemporary crises has had profound effects on the ways we live our lives.
They have taught us not to take our relative comfort as citizens of the developed world for granted and amplified the inequities present all around us from the local to the global level.
The works in the series What Goes Around touch on the multifarious facets of our shared experience: from feeling overwhelmed by news events to developing a new conciseness for the mechanisms of what make society function, and the ways in which they can be improved for the future.
While the work does not claim to present concrete solutions to the most pressing issues we face, they do provide the viewer with observations and meditations based on our common reality; and in doing so, even finds grace, solace, and humor in what have been trying times.
Images and text courtesy the artist
Caption image 1: TWA (Connie) | 2021 | Oil on canvas | 60x80cm
Caption image 2: What Goes Around | 2022 | Oil on canvas | 100x140cm