Patrick Angus (*1953 California / USA, ϯ 1992 New York / USA):
At the age of only 38, the American painter died of Aids in New York in 1992. Galerie Thomas Fuchs represents the inheritance of the artist, who's range of subjects includes his famous scenes of the gay underground milieu of New York in the 1980s with the strip shows, bars and bathhouses, but also still lifes, landscapes and portraits of friends and family. With an incredible sensibility and great painterly skills he managed to capture the observations and experiences he made in his paintings and drawings and mediate his longing for love, friendship and acceptance with the viewer. This subject matter of tolerance towards minority groups is still highly topical in our current times. Last September the first comprehensive monograph on Patrick Angus was published by renowned German publisher Hatje Cantz. From December 2017 till April 2018, the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart is dedicating a large retrospective to his oeuvre, which until now has gone largely unnoticed by the European art world.