You may know Patrick Segui for his scientific shadowbox dioramas, but we have recently uncovered a whole new side to this artist. He uses his new blog to crack open the vault, pulling all kinds of old drawings from his sketchbooks. These drawings are a fun take on cubism, Parisian cafes, jazz, blues and soul music. Also of interested are images from Segui’s studio filled with antiques, curiosities, and aging books. We already know from his first blog, Riveted, that Patrick is infatuated with anything vintage (as if his art didn’t say it all).
Scroll down for a few images from Patrick’s art blog or go straight to the source here.
We love Patrick’s explanation of the self portrait pictured below:
Such a classical theme among artists that over the years, like my forerunners, I’ve indulged in. It’s always been either out of boredom, or lack of imagination at the time. Introspection or cheapest “model” money can buy…you decide. Anyhow I’ve always kept some of the craziest in my sketchbooks. Here’s one i still like. It was at the time a more elaborate sketch for a diorama, a project for a group show called: “portrait of the artist.” I ended up doing one of George Grosz instead, more interesting without a doubt.
The zombie apocalypse is upon us, or so says Zombicon 2009. This annual event of Ft. Myers, Florida, includes a cozy gallery space for all those esoteric artists we love most. This year the exhibition Dark Art 3 is curated by Curse Mackey (remember him? Our April Draw Show might spark your memory) and will take place at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.
Curse hit us up for a few contributions and we gladly answered with cryptic paintings by Kevin E. Taylor, Matthew Bone, Patrick Segui, C3, and Van Arno. Aside from artists working primarily in fine art, Dark Art 3 also called on musicians, filmmakers, comic book artists, and tattooists for their deepest and darkest. By opening its doors to these notables (such as Clive Barker, Marilyn Manson, Bob Tyrrell, and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park) Dark Art 3 will be anything but stale. The show runs from October 2-17, 2009 and only time will tell which artist is the creepiest of the creepy.
See past works from Dark Art 2 and Dark Art 1
See Kevin E. Taylor’s contribution to the show.
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Juxtapoz Magazine‘s September 2009 issue profiles the curiosity cabinet aficionado, Patrick Segui. Lori King is right on the money with her description of Patrick’s work followed by revealing details of his biography.