Patrick Alan Banfield was born 1984 in Munich, Germany as son of an Austrian mother and an English father. After studying pedagogy and media he worked as a film director in the field of commercial films, from where he turned to fine arts. Since 2010 he is studying fine arts at HfbK Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and since 2012 he is also studying Moving Image at HfG in Karlsruhe. Most of his work uses time-based media in complex and large installations: often with multi-channel video and atmospheric yet frightening sound compositions. He is interested in poetic juxtapositions having to do with nature, identity and society.
Lives and works in Karlsruhe and Frankfurt am Main.