PATRICK HARTIGAN
  • » 03/03/2017:  Review of group exhibition Harvest - Diena Georgetti, Patrick Hartigan, Robert Pulie - at The Commercial by Claudia Arozqueta on New York-based Art Agenda.
  • » 31/08/2016:  It is a great pleasure to announce that The Commercial now represents Patrick Hartigan. Hartigan (b. Sydney, 1977) is a painter with a mind also for drawing and the moving image. His paintings, brushy renderings of classic genres (portraits, nudes, interiors, still lifes), pull childhood and familial nostalgia from the comforts of memory and push artist legacies around (a Picasso head, a Modigliani nude, various permutations of Brancusi) as fresh material. This core forms constellations in his exhibitions with imagery that is emotionally and formally more abstract and more sparing. Predominantly oil on found supports, his recent paintings demonstrate a sculptural mindfulness, incorporating dimensions of depth and time beyond the flat plane. His work is housed in The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, The Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and Wollongong University Art Collection. Patrick Hartigan has been the art critic for The Saturday Paper since its inception in 2014.