JUSTIN FITZPATRICK
Born in 1985
Lives and works in Montargis.

Justin Fitzpatrick is interested in the act of painting as a way to explore the idea of conceptual metaphors, metaphors that structure our world view and perspective. For him, painting, in an improvisational mode, can turn the process of metaphor into a visual performance or an evidence, a constant sliding across the surface of a subject, it can enact the semantic jumps the mind makes when likening one thing to another and it provides an evidence of this fundamental activity. He has used text and text-like forms in my paintings a lot, and my interest is around the borders of where text becomes body, things that can hover between legibility and sensibility. He is interested in the choosing of objects to invest with meaning and create a narrative, but also to look at the mechanics and syntax of that meaning and how it is created. Painting becomes a machine that allows metonymic growth, a kind of world building.

Ballotta, La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel.
Curated by Thomas Conchou
March 17 - July 28, 2024
© Emile Ouroumov

Exhibition "Mitochondrial Abba", Margot Samel, NYC.
May 05 2023 - June 10, 2023.

Exhibition "Angiosperm Telephone", Galerie Sultana, Paris.
November 19 - January 21, 2022.
© Gregory Copitet

Exhibition "To be a giant and keep quiet about it", Margot Samel, NYC.
July 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022
© Gregory Carideo

The exhibition presents a chronological narrative from soil to table. Beginning with seed germination and photosynthesis, moving through to consider agricultural and industrial labour, food preparation and fine dining, the exhibition culminates in a reflection on taste, class, objectification and spirituality.

As well as Fitzpatrick’s own painting and sculpture, Alpha Salad includes the artist’s curated selection of works from Leeds University Library Galleries and Special Collections, including work by Wendy Abbott, Duncan Grant and Käthe Kollwitz, in addition to photographs from the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture.

Exhibition "Alpha Salad", The Tetley, Leeds.
January 26 - May 08, 2022.
© Jules Lister

Exhibition "la clinique du queer", Maison Populaire de Montreuil, Montreuil.
September 28, 2020 - February 13, 2021.
© Aurélien Mole

Exhibition "Omega Salad", Seventeen Gallery, London.
June 02 - August 16, 2020.

Exhibition "Máscaras", Galerie Municipale de Porto, Porto.
June 02 - August 16, 2020.
© Dinis Santos

Exhibition "When The Sick Rule The World", *ALTE FABRIK, Rapperswill.
February 22 - Mars 22, 2020.
© Niklas Goldbach

Exhibition "Le Combat de Carnaval et Carême", Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels.
January 11 - March 07, 2020.
© HV studio, Brussels.

↑ Justin Fitzpatrick, Seeds of Urizen (Frieze!), 2019, Oil on canvas, 183 x 73 x 4 cm
↑ Justin Fitzpatrick, Stage design for a musical about Paranoia, 2019, oil on canvas, 113 x 93 x 4 cm
↑ Justin Fitzpatrick, Untranquilised Horse, 2019, Oil on canvas, 143 x 113 x 4 cm
↑ Justin Fitzpatrick, The Evolution of Anxiety, 2019, Oil on canvas, 93 x 73 x 4 cm

Justin Fitzpatrick, "Urizen", Galerie Sultana, Paris.
November 28 - January 25, 2019.
© Aurélien Mole

Exhibition "A Pulsation of the Artery", Foxy Production, New York.
March 08 - April 19, 2019.

Frieze London 2018, London.
October 5 - October 8, 2018.

Exhibition "Underworld", Kevin Space, Vienna.
January 1 - Marsh 4, 2018.

↑ (Left) Justin Fitzpatrick, Medieval Hare infected with daisies, 2017, Oil on canvas, 94 x 73 cm
(Right) Justin Fitzpatrick, Cat infected with daisies, 2017, Oil on canvas, 94 x 73 cm
↑ (Right) Justin Fitzpatrick, Assimilationists, 2017, Resin, freshwater pearls, Wax, 42 x 37 x 4 cm, Edition of 2
↑ (Left) Justin Fitzpatrick, Uranian Monks, Oil on canvas, 140 x 109 cm
(Right) Justin Fitzpatrick, Town planners (Demi-Urges), 2017, Oil on canvas, 140 x 109 cm

Exhibition "Uranus", Galerie Sultana, Paris.
September 02 - October 07, 2017.
© Aurélien Mole

Exhibition "F-R-O-N-T-I-S-P-I-E-C-E", Seventeen Gallery, London.
June 23 - July 29, 2017.

Exhibition "Lonesome Wife", Seventeen Gallery, London.
September 30 - November 16, 2016.

GALLERY SHOWS:

Cruella De-vil curated by Noam Alon
5 Apr 2024 — 5 Apr 2024

Soft Touch
11 Mar 2023 — 11 Mar 2023

Angiosperme Telephone
18 Nov 2022 — 18 Nov 2022

Restons Unis
13 Jun 2020 — 13 Jun 2020

FAIRS:

Frieze London Online Viewing Room. londres, United Kingdom
8 Oct 2020 — 8 Oct 2020

ART BASEL OVR 2021. Worldwide, Worldwide
9 Feb 2022 — 9 Feb 2022

Liste Art Fair 2023. Basel, Swistzerland
12 Jun 2023 — 12 Jun 2023

BIO:

Solo exhibitions : 'Alpha Salad', The Tetley (Leeds, UK 2021); 'Omega Salad', Seventeen (London, UK 2020); 'URIZEN', Galerie Sultana (Paris, FR 2019); 'A Pulsation of the Artery', Foxy Production (New York, US 2019); 'Underworld', Kevinspace (Vienna, AT 2018), 'F-R-O-N-T-I-S-P-I-E-C-E', Seventeen (London, UK 2018); 'Uranus', Galerie Sultana (Paris, FR 2017); and 'Animal Mundi', Barbican Arts Trust (London, UK 2016).

Group exhibitions : 'To be a giant and keep quiet about it', Margot Samel, (New York, 2022); 'Fly, Robin, Fly', Mécènes du Sud (Montpellier, F4 2021); 'Our Vampires', Sperling (Munich, DU, 2021); 'La Clinique du Queer', La Maison Populaire (Montreuil, FR 2020); 'Mascaras', Galeria Municipal do Porto (Porto, PT 2020); 'Le Combat De Carnaval', Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels, BE 2020); 'Salon de Peinture', Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst (Antwerp, BE 2019); 'Pastoral Love', Lucas Hirsch (Düsseldorf, DE 2019); 'Room Raiders', Mathew Gallery (New York, US 2018); Material Art Fair with Galerie Sultana, (Mexico City, MX 2018).

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Solo Show. The Tetley. Leeds, UK.
(https://thetetley.org/)
21 Jan 2022 — 21 Jan 2022

Performance. De Singel. Antwerp, Belgium.
(https://desingel.be/)
21 Jan 2022 — 21 Jan 2022

Group Show. Sperling. Munich, Germany.
(https://sperling-munich.com)
6 Nov 2021 — 6 Nov 2021

Group Show. La Maison Populaire de Montreuil. Montreuil, France.
(www.maisonpop.fr)
27 Sep 2020 — 27 Sep 2020

Solo Show. Seventeen Gallery. London, UK.
(www.seventeengallery.com)
16 Sep 2020 — 16 Sep 2020

Group Show. Galeria Municipal do Porto. Porto, Portugal.
(www.cm-porto.pt)
2 Jun 2020 — 2 Jun 2020

Group Show. *ALTEFABRIK. Rapperswil, Switzerland.
(www.kurator.ch)
22 Feb 2020 — 22 Feb 2020

Group Show. Rodolphe Janssen. Brussels, Belgium.
(www.rodolphejanssen.com)
11 Jan 2020 — 11 Jan 2020

PRESS:

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