My name is Patricia Perman and I am a self-taught artist living and working in Los Angeles.
Inspiration came early on through my father, a painter, and his dedication and love for the Arts. At early age, he started nurturing my skill set with daily creative assignments. Back then, my obsession were portraits drawings always with out-of-proportion faces. Throughout my teenage years, I created hundreds if not thousands of portraits, evolving in style, color and expression. These portraits have influenced my art throughout my journey and you can see many similarities to the drawings I still do today.
After moving from Germany to Los Angeles in my early twenties I quickly connected with other artists and started participating in local group and later solo shows such as Create:Fixate, X-Position and Sneaker Pimps. My main object were still portraits but in shape of life-sized crosses and painted on rail road ties.
In my late thirties, I started getting interested in abstract expressionism. The impulsiveness and clear-cut of the brush strokes and utilization of unconventional tools and mediums really appealed to me.
These days, inspiration comes from being surrounded by LA’s beaches, palm-tree lined streets and vibrant urban spaces. The colors I chose correlate with my mood. I believe my art reflects both my internal emotions and my external surroundings.
The gestural strokes of my abstract work are impulsive, immediate and bold. The pieces begin with mediums that allow me to create textural surface, and as the paintings progress, the intuitive nature of my process begins. Each work is layered with acrylic paints, inks, glazes and other mediums. Colors are added and edited so that the most important elements shine through. My final works are atmospheric, emotional and textural.
Thank you for your interest in reading my bio and artist statement. Feel free to contact me with any questions or to say Hello!
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