The OT301 is an international community of people that work and live in the old Film Acamdemy on the Overtoom in Amsterdam. We are organised as an association called Vereniging EHBK (Eerste Hulp Bij Kunst). Everybody that has or runs a space within the OT301 is a member of that association. As a community we share the responsibilty for the OT301.
Patrick Matthews (b. Manchester UK) lives and works in Amsterdam and creates installation and performance based art. But drawing is his principal means of expression and centering on the human body his large scale installations take drawing beyond the frame with work that is sculptural, minimal and depicts the human body to be in a constant process of transformation.
Patrick studied sculpture in the UK and Germany, graduating with a Master of Arts degree. He presents drawing based workshops, has worked as an artist-in-residence and as a guest lecturer both in the UK and the Netherlands and exhibits his work widely.
“My work is interdisciplinary with drawing as my principal practice and my aim is to promote an appreciation for contemporary drawing through exhibitions, workshops and regular Open Studio events, offering an ever wider audience direct involvement in my practice.”