Standard Goods Featured Artist: Patrick Burnell

Join Standard Goods this Thursday February 9th for Capitol Hill Art Walk for a group exhibit titled "Surface." Showcasing art from multiple artists with different works that contain faces of all mediums, displaying each indivual artists’ unique style. We chatted about life and art with Seattle artist Patrick Burnell to learn more about his work. Come by Thursday evening to see more!  

Tell us a little bit about yourself? Where did you grow up? 

Valparaiso, IN, then Chicago, IL

Do you come from a creative family?
There's some creative blood in there

Can you describe the time when you first realized that creating was something you absolutely had to do?
Nope!


Patrick Burnell, Standard Goods Featured Artist, Capitol Hill Art Walk, Seattle Artist

What about faces or the human form do you try to capture in your work? 
Lots of what we feel we hold within. I'm interested in how our waves of emotions, particularly the uglier and darker parts we all have, emerge. Dread, fear, anger, sadness, misery. The things just underneath the skin that we don't talk about, but all feel and desperately want to express. I try to capture the layers.

What's your favorite thing you've ever created?
It's hard for me to pinpoint one specific thing, but doing my first mural might take the cake. https://vimeo.com/74238859

Describe your style as an artist in 3 words.
Existential, cute, puke.

Patrick Burnell, Standard Goods Featured Artist, Seattle Artist, Art, Capitol Hill Art Walk

What do you find to be the hardest part about the work you do? 
Battling the clock. You have to burn at both ends.

Are there any mediums you'd love to work with but haven't tried yet? 

Would love to dive into sculpture. Most of my work has been in the 2D realm.

Favorite artists? 

Katsuhiro Otomo, Hayao Miyazaki, Keith Haring, Kehinde Wiley, Shaye Saint John, Andrew W.K., John Carpenter, The Report of the Week, @dril

What are you most excited about for this art show, "Surface?" And anything else you'd love to share? (website, Instagram... interesting link?)

I'm very jazzed to see what the others cats in the show produce and also catch Critté live! Follow me into the void on the gram: https://www.instagram.com/vinyltype/

Or listen to me scream about cold brew on twitter @ twitter/vinyltype

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