Patrick Turk

“Concerning the Beach Incident, Following our Lunch Date” Abstract Collage 2006



Mixed Media, Acrylic, Paper


Abstract swriling mixed media painting made of hand cut paper images put on canvas and covered in clear acrylic. The large collage includes imagery of sushi and women (from beach scenes) and was created by Texas artist, Patrick Turk. The images that were used were cut from discontinued novelty gift wrapping paper.

Artist Biography

Quasi-scientist and self-taught artist, Patrick Turk explores the mysteries of the universe in his highly detailed and imaginative hand-cut paper assemblages. Images taken from any number of resources including: science-fiction novels, encyclopedias, history and scientific diagrams, are cut and assembled in oftentimes multidimensional surfaces to create a curious and dark narrative. Says Turk, “The intense levels of detail become a microcosm, forming a reflection of the human relationship to the plasticity of time and space, and to the process of self-unfolding.” Patrick Turk was born in Galveston, Texas and lives and works in Houston.


H 48 in. x W 36 in. x D 1 in.