About

ARTIST STATEMENT

I like flamboyant objects and weird images. My work is inspired by the three topics I became passionate about while I was a medical student: Obstetrics, the field of study concentrated on pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period; Plastic surgery, the specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body; and Narcissism, the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one's own attributes. 

Generally, my pieces grow from a single image to a pattern. I use color and repetition as my main tools to create a visual (and, hopefully, emotional) impact in the viewer. I always try to make my work accessible. My favorite techniques are spray paint and silkscreen printing.

BIO

Argentinian-born Pato Paez builds on over 15 years in the art world, both as an artist and a art consultant. His background in medicine and biochemistry combined with “the ability to say or do the wrong thing at the wrong time” has titled him the de facto enfant terrible of the art world. His work is characterized by bold swathes of loud color, with designs often influenced by obstetrics and medical instruments. 

Pato is also the creative director of IMURI PROJECT and the head curator at POTATOMIKE.