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Patterson Parkin was born in London and attended the Warwick School of Art where he received his formative training in the study of art, specialising in drawing and painting.
In 1964, Parkin was awarded the prestigious MacKenty Award for Fine Arts in London. In 1967 he attended the North East London Arts College where he studied Cubisttheory, applying its central tenets to the production of his work.Shortly after completing his studies, Parkin immigrated to New Zealand where he began to exhibit his work.
Moving between abstract and figurative work in a post-Cubist style, Parkin's body of work has culminated in a form of assemblage, whereby Parkin 'paints shapes'. These shaped canvases and supports are Parkin's three-dimensional investigation into the fracturing of two-dimensional space that the Cubist movement held in such high regard as an artistic ideal.
Parkin has exhibited regularly throughout New Zealand in both solo and group shows. He has also exhibited in France, England andAustralia and his work is held in private collections in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom and the USA.