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Strider Patton is a San Francisco based artist who has lived his life in the crossroads of art and altruism. Combining artistic practice with social awareness and compassion, Strider has been devoting his work toward how art can change the world. After earning a master's degree in anthropology and social change, he has been connecting the dots between culture, craft, story and meaning, creating unique art and experiences that invite observer reflection and participation. 

As an artist, my work explores linear intention and organic abstraction. As an anthropologist, my work explores culture, identity, and being. Together I am a storyteller, navigating the frontiers of connection and creativity, folding experience into being by moving what I learn from my head to my heart and through my hands.

Strider's work, at its core, is made to start conversation while being mindful of the human condition, and to tackle humanity's biggest questions with his art: who are we, why are we here, and where are we going? His work gently reminds us of our shared humanity and that we are all one.

Interrupted (pictured above) is a limited series of ten paintings you will see hanging up in DIAKADI. The work is an intensive dive into minimal abstract representation. Ridding the work of any figurative reference and only using black pigment while still conveying an idea was a challenging but rewarding experience. The series was made to be affordable small works.

I believe in the good of the world,
and I believe that art has a unique
way of bringing about thoughts, feelings, and emotions in people.

That is what I hope to achieve
with my art, my teaching,
and my collaboration.

Venture throughout the gym and stop by Strider Patton's stunning artwork.

See more of his sculptures, paintings, and murals by clicking the links below.