Justin Fitzpatrick

Justin Fitzpatrick works across the mediums of painting, sculpture and text. His recent figurative paintings and sculptures draw on the tradition of metaphysic conceit poetry, where an analogy is set up between a metaphysical quality and a physical object. The more far-fetched the relationship is between the two terms, for example in John Donne’s ‘The Flea’, the more ornamental and imaginative the poem becomes. By highlighting this distance between two terms, and the creative energy used to connect them, our attention is focussed on the performative power of metaphor itself and how it transforms reality. Subjects of Fitzpatrick’s work include an expanding collection of archetypal characters viewed through the lens of class and sexuality: the chef, the waiter, the monk, the construction worker and the police officer.

Fitzpatrick had his first solo institutional exhibition, Alpha Salad, at The Tetley, Leeds.

Justin Fitzpatrick (b. 1985, Dublin) lives and works in France.

 

Biography

Justin Fitzpatrick CV

 

Seventeen Exhibitions

Omega Salad
F-R-O-N-T-I-S-P-I-E-C-E
Condo 
Lonesome Wife

Texts

MicroTate39 – Justin Fitzpatrick on John Craxton’s Still Life with Cat and Child, 1959
French Garden by Justin Fitzpatrick

Justin Fitzpatrick, Filet du Cheval au Citron, 2020
Oil on linen
142 x 113 cm

Justin Fitzpatrick, Solar Drill, 2021
Oil on canvas on wooden panel
123 x 63 cm

Installation view of Alpha Salad at The Tetley, 2022

Installation view of Alpha Salad at The Tetley, 2022

Justin Fitzpatrick, A Conflict of Interests, 2020
Oil on linen
92.6 x 73 cm

Justin Fitzpatrick, Omega Salad, 2020
Oil on linen
70 x 110 cm

Justin Fitzpatrick, Psychopomp, 2020
Oil on linen
183 x 142.5 cm

Justin Fitzpatrick, Flexor Bread-basket, 2020
Wood, epoxy clay, wire, cotton rope, acrylic paint and woven basket
207 x 101 x 18 cm

Justin Fitzpatrick, Chef’s Table: France, 2020
Oil on linen
92 x 183 cm

Justin Fitzpatrick, Palazzo Police-O, 2019
Oil on canvas
143 x 113 cm

Justin Fitzpatrick, Taxi Terminus Entrance, 2018
Oil on canvas
143 x 113 cm

Justin Fitzpatrick, The Car Park, 2018
Oil on canvas
143 x 113 cm

Justin Fitzpatrick, Escape from Arcadia (Asterisk), 2018
Oil on canvas
143 x 113 cm

Justin Fitzpatrick, (Cosmogeny) Sing into my mouth, 2018
Oil on canvas
113 x 93 cm

 

Solo exhibit at Frieze New York 2018

Justin Fitzpatrick, The Rose Garden, 2018
Oil on canvas
143 x 113 cm

 

Justin Fitzpatrick, A squeeze of the hand, (Come, let us squeeze hands all round; nay, let us all squeeze ourselves into each other.), 2017
Oil on canvas
140 x 109 cm

Trickle Down Theory, 2017
Oil on canvas
114 x 94 cm

Justin Fitzpatrick, Aquarius cat (Toilette), 2017
Oil on canvas
140 x 109 cm 

Justin Fitzpatrick, Libra cat – Inner city, 2017
Oil on canvas
140 x 109 cm

Justin Fitzpatrick, The Planets dawn, 2017
Oil on canvas
114.4 x 93.4 cm

Justin Fitzpatrick, Self-digestion Sigil, 2017
Resin, wax
50 x 41 x 3.7cm
Edition of 3

Justin Fitzpatrick, Self-digestion Sigil, 2017
Resin, wax
50 x 41 x 3.7cm
Edition of 3

Justin Fitzpatrick, Swan Nest, 2017
Oil on canvas
140 x 109 cm

Justin Fitzpatrick, Mysterious Bath, 2017
Oil on canvas
140 x 109 cm

Justin Fitzpatrick, Message delivery failure, 2017
Oil on canvas
93.7 x 73.4 cm 

Justin Fitzpatrick, Failure to launch, 2017
Oil on canvas
93.7 x 73.4 cm 

Detail of Justin Fitzpatrick, The Song of Men, 2017
Resin, leather, aluminium, mic stands, leads, wood, glass, acrylic
Dimensions variable

Justin Fitzpatrick, A rabbit imagines what his insides look like, 2016
Acrylic on canvas
91.5 x 71cm

Installation view at ‘Streams of Warm Impermanence’ at David Roberts Art Foundation, 2016. Curated by Vincent Honoré.

 


Installation View, Seventeen, as part of group show Lonesome Wife, 2016

Justin Fitzpatrick, 2 guys go camping inside a lab rat, 2016
Pigment and lacquer on jesmonite
84 x 72 x 5 cm