New York Native, master surfer, entrepreneur and artist, Pat Conlon can seemingly do it all. Whatever it is you find him doing you can be assure that he is executing it with his distinctive one-of-a-kind “Slickie” style.
In his fine art work, Conlon explores the concepts or recycling, reuse, consumerism and cultural iconography and how they permeate our daily lives. He is holding up a mirror to our lives and in the reflection we find ourselves confronted with an experience that is visually and mentally stimulating.
“Gardening, not Architecture” (Brian Eno describing song creation). I go into each piece with the intent of letting it grow rather then trying to build.
“Pat “Slickie” Conlon has a genuine knack for selecting direct and powerful icons in his graphic illustrations and he is a master surfer. His experience risking his life on the water makes it easy for him to make strong confident decisions in his art making. This is essential… no pussyfooting here. His mastery is not limited to surfing the motherf*cker can draw! So pay attention because none of those drips are accidental.”
– Tom Sachs