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Pat Riot

Los Angeles, CA

Pat Riot’s “The Problematique” condom wall sculpture showcases the futility of humankind’s rapid pursuit of perfection. The piece is emblematic of many of Riot’s recurring themes: out-of-control capitalism, short-termism, and over-population and destruction of the planet. Riot’s multimedia oeuvre consists of epoxied puzzles, bubblegum, collage, Lego installations, paintings, and other mashups of Americana. The self-described “non-media-specific” artist has been showing his work since 1996, with his nom de guerre as a play on the word “patriot.”