José Patrício develops visual experiences from logical numerical combinations. He works with various common materials, such as dominoes, dice, buttons and nails, and shifts the conventional use of
the element to draw compositions that resemble paintings or have an intense tonal character. Under the influence of important Brazilian artistic trends and movements, such as geometric abstraction and
Concretism, Patrício emphasizes the subtle limit between order and chaos, suggesting that even the most rigid of mathematical formulas has an expressive potential dimension.
Born in Recife, Brasil, in 1960, José Patrício lives and works in his hometown. He participated in several biennials including: The 8th Bienal de La Habana, Havana, Cuba (2003); 3rd Bienal de Artes Visuais
do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2001); and 22nd Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (1994). His well-known project Ars Combinatoria | 112 dominós was selected by Rumos Artes Visuals 1999/2000, and
presented in several renowned Brazilian institutions between 2000 and 2004. His works belong to several Brazilian and international permanent collections, such as: Instituto Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil; Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand – MAM-SP, São Paulo, Brazil; Coleção João Sattamini – MAC-Niterói, Niterói/RJ, Brazil; Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France; Museu de Arte Moderna Aloisio Magalhães (MAMAM), Recife, Brazil; and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.