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Patrick Thomas

Graphic artist

Patrick Thomas (1965 Liverpool, UK) is a graphic artist, author and educator. He studied at Central Saint Martins School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London before relocating to Barcelona in 1991 where he founded the multidisciplinary studio laVista. In 2005 he published Black & White, a compilation of his work for the international Press. In 2011 Laurence King Publishing, London, published his second book Protest Stencil Toolkit. A revised edition will be published in April 2019.

In 2007 he established his first silkscreen press in Barcelona and decided to concentrate on releasing personal, uncommissioned work. Since then he has exhibited his limited-editions across five continents, where many are now held in private and public collections. He set up a second silkscreen press in Berlin in 2016.

In April 2018 he was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Front Row about his public installation Breaking News 1.0 in Liverpool. The installation has since be shown at the London Design Festival at the V&A, in Manchester, and around Europe.

He has given talks about his practice and held workshops worldwide, extensively in the UK, Spain and Germany. Between 2004–05 he was Graphic Research Fellow at Liverpool School of Art (Liverpool John Moores University) and since October 2013 he is a professor of visual communication at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design.

Since 2011 he is based in Berlin. He works between there, London, Barcelona and Stuttgart. He is a UK member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale). In Spring 2019 he was invited for a two month residency at Villa Massimo, the German Academy in Rome.

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