Red Emperor
Acrylic on Canvas, 2010


“The key value of abstraction to me is its openness. The best abstraction isn’t didactic, it’s experiential.”

— Patrick Wilson, excerpted from the Color Space exhibition essay by Sarah Bancroft, published by Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, 2011.

Wilson’s painting, Red Emperor, was featured in an exhibition titled, Color Space, at Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe in New York City; the show ran from January 26, 2012, through March 10, 2012.  The Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University was very proud to acquire this piece shortly after.  The work is exemplary of Wilson’s methodical, often painstaking process of layering countless “films” of color to create a vibrant, structural abstraction.  Red Emperor invites the viewer to slow down and study the intricate precision of line and layer, allowing the colors to shimmer behind the eye.

Patrick Wilson (b. 1970, Redding, California) currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.

More information about the artist:

  1. Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe
  2. Vielmetter Gallery Los Angeles


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