Major New Patrick Altes Exhibition Deals with Migration
October 4, 2019 - Naila Scargill
Major new exhibition Tolerance by international artist Patrick Altes at Gerald Moore Gallery confronts negative cultural stereotypes and advocates for tolerance and respect in times of angst, division and separatism.
A leading light in the emerging Franco-Algerian art movement, Altes’s first-hand experience of unjust, brutal and discriminatory societies fuelled a sense for the politically, socially and humanly acceptable which has become a thematic concern visible in all his creative work. With perilous journeys depositing migrants on European and now, British shores, Altes turns his attention to the harrowing circumstances that increasingly accompany migration and resettlement.