Pato (Patricio) Bosich was born in Chile April 1st 1978. He is a London based contemporary artist whose practice is rooted on the tradition of painting and whose work brings about a vast interweaving of voices such as the mythological and symbolic as in his work with Antiquity, the poetical and alchemical in the series 'I bleed, you levitate me', where golden planets 'bleed' strong reds and visit urban and visionary landscapes amidst abysses and levitating presences. There are also explorations of the human condition and of a fragmentation and transvaluation in contemporary society which finds expression in the journeying into the sea and the unknown in his paintings of the 'ship of fools'.
He has exhibited in London, Europe, Latin America and the United States, including the Courtauld Institute Biennale in London, in Chile at the MSSA museum in Santiago MAM museum in Chiloe, Porter Contemporary in New York, Jano Arts and Fundació Catalunya Amèrica in Barcelona, the Sberbank University in Moscow, Pasaje 865 in Buenos Aires, Art Chicó in Bogota, a performative event for a collateral Venice Biennale event at the Gervasuti Foundation, curated by James Putnam.
His printmaking practice has taken place mostly in Spain. Over the last three years he has an ongoing body of work in dialogue with the British Museum entitled ‘Antiquity’. A previous series of works on paper took place at the National Gallery where since 2012 he has developed work based on the western canon of painting. Other projects include an ongoing moving image and experimental film work, which began with ‘Los Inmortales’, completed in late 2009 and his co-founding of DARC, an artist-led collective for documenting the performing arts based in London.