About Patrick Coughlan

Patrick is a visual artist, whose practice is broadly concerned with landscape, employing both analogue and digital technologies. His work pays attention to the traditions of photography but also to wider culture, including painting and literature.

Interested in the way in which humans shape and affect the environment, Patrick’s work examines the man-altered landscape, documenting the political, cultural and historical marks we leave upon it.

Informed by his previous experience as a printmaker, signage, text and graphic motifs often feature strongly within his images, utilising the language that we employ to mark and navigate the built environment. Recent and ongoing projects have explored the urban landscape, militarised land, and landfill sites.