Patrick Turk

“Frontier Land, Death on the North Plane” Abstract Figures Mixed Media Collage 2000s



Mixed Media, Paper, Acrylic


Abstract mixed media painting made of 1" hand cut paper hexagons gridded out on canvas and covered in clear acrylic. The large collage includes a large amount of imagery that has to do with the human body (like skulls, eyeballs, muscles, etc.) and was created by Texas artist, Patrick Turk.

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 1.5 in.