A painter of the sporadic and fragmented, Boussignactakes pride in cultivating the unusual and the eccentric. His favouritethemes immerse us in humanity's culturalheritage, abolishing geographic boundaries and rejecting worldly determinism. In tribute tothe metaphysics of collage-art, a sortof flowing movement is born between the real and the unreal and it becomesdifficult to grasp where the one starts and the other ends. The way of challenging reality is an answer to issues which preoccupyBoussignac today: An interrogation into presuppositions and the overthrow ofthe stereotypical cognition. Throughhis work, Boussignac has developed hisown poetic language, evocative and mysterious. And it is up tous as spectator, to identify the truespirit that lies therein. The artist defines his own style as alterrealism or magic realism.
Born atVillejuif, France in 1956.
At the age of 8he painted his first picture and knew that he would become an artist. Studied at theEcole Des Arts Appliqués in Paris. Once he had hisdiploma, Boussignac tried his hand at all the professions linked to art – hehas been a caricaturist for important daily newspapers, (Helsingin Sanomat, LeMonde, Libération), a legal draughtsman in a court of justice (Dijon), apolitical artist, (Rouge Hebdo, Liberation…), a poster designer (Graphique deFrance, Art Moderne). A bookillustrator (Denoël, Grasset ..), a comic book artist (Nietzsche and Brecht for Beginners - translated both in Portuguese (brazil), spanish, greekand english), and many publicity studio.
His painting wasconnected for two years with the German stylist Michaela Fisher.
He decided todevote himself entirely to painting. He learnt oldtechniques with the “Peintres de la Réalité”. For atime Boussignac flirted with the fantastic in art with his friend - a painter Di Maccio.
From 1976 till now Patrick participated in more than 55 group and solo exhibitions all over the world - in the leading galleries of France, Japan, Monaco, USA, Sweden, Singapore, Finland, Hong Kong, Russia, Germany, Spain and Slovakia.
Thepainter had always, through his work, (early as designer and late as painter), a privilege relationship withfashion. Fashion is away to date the time and subline the state of mind of our society.It's a way to compare the differences of our culture and the ones of the rest of the world. Boussignacloves to put together sophisticated fashion and "roots" tribal clothes for the richness of the differences and the lines and colours. Boussignac keeps this old dream to be occasionally a portraitist of a women dressed in greatnames dresses.