"Icongraphiste" is a term coined especially to describe Patrick Thomas's work, by American design critic Steven Heller in 2009, meaning to combine iconic images to create a powerful message that is Patrick's own.
In 2009, Khoi Vinh (former Design Director of New York Times) described his work as ‘gorgeously screened, conceptually challenging graphic art as commentary.’
Patrick, who studied at Saint Martins School of Art and The Royal College of Art, now works between Berlin and Barcelona.
In recent years he has exhibited his limited-edition silkscreens worldwide including solo and collective exhibitions at The New York Times, Nelly Duff Gallery London, Victoria & Albert Museum London, The Narrows Gallery Melbourne, New York School of Visual Arts, Salvador Dalí Museum Florida, Santralistanbul Contemporary Art Center Istanbul, Museum für Gestaltung Zurich, La Triennale di Milano, Tropenmuseum Amsterdam, Palau de la Virreina Barcelona, Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, The Ginza Graphic Gallery Tokyo, and The International Center of Photography, NYC.
Image Credit: © 2012 Robert Charbonne