Orginally trained as a ceramicist, Patrick Colhoun’s practice is now multi-disciplinary with sculptures and installations combining ceramic, hosiery, neon, latex, piercings and metal spikes.
'I strive to be unique, my work will divide opinion. Strength with a hint of fragility, masculine with undertones of the feminine, human but referencing the animal. It touches on subjects of sexual deviancy, containment and aggression. On a deeper level, there are echoes of religious symbolism, making distasteful subjects into attractive physical forms.'
The first public exhibition of his work coincided with redundancy after a twenty year career. This was followed one year later by the death of his father. Colhoun's work has been shaped by these events and by the realization that the work has been the thing that has helped him work through these issues. More than that, these events shaped a direction for his work which he has expanded upon and developed.