Through the exploration of found images, Patrick McCloskey reconfigures reality by merging hand-cut imagery from vintage magazines and books. Transcending any temporal or spatial reference point, his interventions create a new conversation for the found images that reflect the issues and visual concerns of our present day through the viewer's own interpretation of the past. Meticulously cut, glued, and blended by pencil, his collages present seamless glimpses at sensational scale in reimagined worlds.
McCloskey received his BFA in Visual and Historical Arts and Design from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and is pursuing his MFA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University. He has had his work displayed in the Pancakes and Booze Art Show in Los Angeles, and has been featured in Pattern, Really Great, and Unvarnished magazines, as well as in The Lab's featured artist blog in the UK, for his distinctive collage work. He currently lives and works in New York.