3rd Version (ben Patterson) : special collection
Opening: February 1st, 2018
Arch Enemy is excited to announce the first feature collection from Portland-based painter Ben Patterson, aka 3rd Version.
Patterson was selected as one of the featured artists in AEA’s 2017 open call, and over the past two years has become a staple in Arch Enemy group shows, and his first artist feature is his largest exclusive collection of works with AEA to date.
Patterson's work depicts the natural world intermixed with the ever evolving urban landscape. His imagination created a harmony between these two diverse elements. Each subject, animal or landscape continues to evolve and adapt. The birdhouse type structures is an anchor and symbolizes the home or the mind in a way that grounds the subject no matter its version, situation or environment. No matter how drastic, their true self is never lost but rather a new third version is born.