Full-time artist Patricia Krebs grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she graduated with degrees in Fine Arts, Arts Education and Contemporary Visual Arts. Over the last fourteen years, Krebs has worked independently as a singer, songwriter, illustrator, portraitist, designer and puppet maker.
Krebs moved to California in 2001 and has shown her work in several galleries in the US in solo and group shows, steadily gaining recognition in the art scene. She has been chosen by galleries, organizations and curators for events such as " on Immigration" juried by MOCA curator Alma Ruiz (2008) and publications like the Latino Heritage Month Cultural Guide 2007, 2008 & 2009 published by the Mayor of Los Angeles. In January of this year, she was presented with a Certificate of Special Recognition "in appreciation of outstanding and invaluable artistic contribution to the City of Los Angeles” by The Department of Cultural Affairs of this city.
In her work, whatever the medium, Krebs talks about life: the complexity of humanity, the connections within ourselves, between each other, to the Earth.
For “Oneiric Alchemy” – her third solo show at Cactus - Krebs created a series of 2 & 3-dimensional pieces suggesting that dreams, fantasies and metaphors are deep ways of understanding and allow us to see beyond what has been placed before our eyes. Her surreal imagery reveals another reality and proposes a chaos that makes sense: obsolete objects become alive and are transformed into complex characters and intricate stories; discarded materials are transmuted into a kind of beauty that inspires us to exercise our imagination.