I create sculpture to distinguish, refine, and enhance the potent qualities located in specific materials and environments. Combining the inherent features naturally present, with those that I introduce, my work sharpens the dynamic exchange between our surroundings and our resulting perceptions. I maintain an awareness of linear and cyclical variations so that my work remains active and viable beyond its inception.
My approach to material is determined by an economy of sculptural integrity, local relevance, and aesthetic goals. I work with multiple components, repetition and texture, all calibrated to convey elements of change and reveal forms that are rooted in the site. Arrays of corresponding elements layered in my work collectively defines shape and dimension that is anchored by the existing light.
Sculpting with shadow, light and space, my interests lie in cultivating that vital dialogue of knowing ourselves within an environment.
Artist, Patrick Marold, has been working for over 20 years to bind the physical environment with our perceived orientation through enhanced systems of space and form. Since earning a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1997, his artistic development has maintained an intimate connection to landscape, extending the environmental traditions unique to post-minimalism. Refinement of his practice has been pursued in various locations in America and abroad, including opportunities like that of his 2000 Fulbright Fellowship in Iceland where he began to more fully utilize spatial dynamics to generate an enhanced understanding of light and movement. Exhibiting widely in galleries and museums, he has earned multiple awards and recognition for his studio works as well as his publicly sited projects. In the last decade he has completed multiple public commissions, inviting the viewer to consider new orientations of landscape, materials, physical forces, and their impact on personal and communal perception.
Marold has been part of Artnauts since 2019.