Faile

New York / USA

Brooklyn-based artistic collaboration FAILE is Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller blurring the line between low and high culture with a wide-ranging multimedia practice since 1999. Since then painting and printmaking remain central to their approach, but the range of materials and techniques reaches from wooden boxes and window pallets to more traditional canvas, prints, sculptures, stencils, installations and even prayer wheels. FAILE’s works can be found on their collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/1 and M/6 in 2014. […]

Biography / Faile

Brooklyn-based artistic collaboration FAILE is Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller blurring the line between low and high culture with a wide-ranging multimedia practice since 1999. Since then painting and printmaking remain central to their approach, but the range of materials and techniques reaches from wooden boxes and window pallets to more traditional canvas, prints, sculptures, stencils, installations and even prayer wheels. FAILE’s works can be found on their collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/1 and M/6 in 2014.

Patrick McNeil was born in 1975 in Edmonton, Alberta, Patrick Miller in 1976 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and FAILE is an anagram of their first project together: ‘A life’. Both are living and working in Brooklyn, New York, City, and their artistic collaboration started in 1999. FAILE describes its wide-ranging multimedia practice as “explorations of duality through a fragmented style of appropriation and collage”. Over the last years FAILE works show growing audience participation, critique of consumerism and incorporation of religious media or architecture. The duo’s works were part of several solo and group shows in the U.S., Europa and Asia since 2004.