Patricia Iglesias was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After apprenticeships with Pablo Edelstein and Philip Pavia, in Argentina and Italy respectively, Patricia moved to the United States to study at the Savannah College of Art and Design and subsequently at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Patricia has participated in several group and solo shows, both in the United States and Argentina. Patricia currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
‘The way I approach my work is very much dictated by what is happening in my life or I as I often say, problems or obsessions I need to solve. My work is also informed by literature; especially female writers. Simone de Beauvoir, Clarice Lispector, Susan Sontag and Marguerite Yourcenar; to name a few. Jorge Luis Borges and Ernesto Sabato have also been very close to my work. The work evolves constantly; the subject matter keeps on changing as I work because of this idea of solving a specific problem or addressing a particular obsession, and then I move on to the next thing that is causing me interest or curiosity. For me it’s all a continuous painting; in a way a thread that connects all the work. Sometimes I become more interested in certain aspects and they become the foreground and the subject. I have always felt like an outsider, my work is very personal in the sense that is not fighting any particular battle but my own. It’s my own way of dealing with being a foreigner, a woman and resolving these issues within me. But then again; as it was once said ‘What is personal is political’.’ – Patricia Iglesias.