Trate Studios



Trate is a self-taught Canadian artist living in london, working under a name that REfers to the human traits he paints.

he employs a haunting childlike aesthetic, to chronicle stark elements of the human condition through traceable brush strokes and reimagined physical forms.

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The signature on his works is derived from a reimagined coin of Antoninus Pius, the adoptive father of Marcus Aurelius - the Roman philosopher king.  The coin displays a faceless bust, with the Latin inscriptions FORTEM, IMMORTALEM, and the ROman numerals MCMLXXIV.

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