American artist, Patrick Stull has spent the last seventeen years mostly creating imagery about the lives of women. He searches for what lies beneath the surface of his subjects, empowering each one he encounters. He has recently ventured into the realm of surrealism, creating powerful imagery that reflects on our humanity while dealing with the meaning of art.
Stull say's, "My work has allowed me to venture past the camera into the realm of a humanist, an artistic life, delving into the intellectual, a more cerebral life experience, creating what I call 'connectivism.'
His ongoing work is based in large-scale digital photography accompanied by sculpture/body casts, composition art, painting, poetry/prose and drawings. His art is then integrated, collectively, into exhibitions to provide the viewer a once in a lifetime experience. The presentation of the work is delivered to the viewer in a unique and emotionally powerful way. His long-term passion is to build a women’s art center where a free flow of ideas, concepts and art can inspire the public to stop the violence.
Stull has launched a new effort, February 2018, to empower organizations that protect and empower women and children, using art. He also brings attention to the violence perpetrated towards the earth and our fellow creatures. It is called - i Stop The Violence.
Stull, 71, a self-taught artist, works in many artistic disciplines. Educated at San Diego State University with degrees in psychology, economics and philosophy during the 1960’s, amidst the backdrop of the counter-culture revolution and the Viet Nam War, where his social consciousness and political views were shaped. Stull emerged from a Catholic Irish/German family, one of five children where work, discipline and religion took precedence over emotional expressions of the self – a different kind of loving environment. Being a husband of thirty-plus years and father to two has taught him the power of kindness, love and commitment.
- The Six Jewish Girls - San Francisco Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - 2006
- Evolve... a Woman's Journey - San Francisco Fort Mason - 2012
- Hidden Dimensions - Currently under development - Est. 2019
- Being Different - Currently under development - Est. Late 2019
- Stull has been interviewed on Radio, filmed for television and published in various national and local media publications. The following are a few examples.
- UBempowered.com - Stull has recently focused his activities toward sourcing funds to support grassroots humanistic organization.