Justin Fitzpatrick, "Mitochondrial Abba", Margot Samel, New-York,
05 Mai 2023 — 10 Juin 2023

Justin Fitzpatrick, "Angiosperm Telephone", Galerie Sultana, Paris
19 Nov. 2022 — 21 Janv. 2022
© Gregory Copitet

Justin Fitzpatrick, "To be a giant and keep quiet about it", Margot Samel, NY, USA
17 July 2022 — 17 Aug 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.

Justin Fitzpatrick, "Alpha Salad", The Tetley, Leeds, UK,
21 Jan 2022 — 8 May 2022
© Jules Lister

Justin Fitzpatrick, "Clinique du Queer", Maison Populaire de Montreuil, Montreuil, France, September 2020 - February 2021
© Aurélien Mole

Justin Fitzpatrick, "Omega Salad", Seventeen Gallery, London, UK, June 2020

Justin Fitzpatrick, "Máscaras", Galerie Municipale de Porto, Porto, Portugal, June 2020
© Dinis Santos

Justin Fitzpatrick, "When The Sick Rule The World", *ALTE FABRIK, Rapperswill, Switzerland, February 2020
© Niklas Goldbach

Justin Fitzpatrick, "Le Combat de Carnaval et Carême", Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium, 2020
© HV studio, Brussels.

↑ Justin Fitzpatrick, The Ashtray (St James), 2019, Wood, resin, scallop shell, 90 x 33 x 27 cm
↑ Justin Fitzpatrick, The Nervous System, 2019, Wood, resin, wire, synthetic hair, 100 x 75 x 17 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, 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, "Urizen", Galerie Sultana, Paris, France, November 2019
© Aurélien mole

Justin Fitzpatrick, "A Pulsation of the Artery", Foxy Production, New York, USA, March - April 2019

Justin Fitzpatrick, Frieze London 2018, London, UK, 2018

Justin Fitzpatrick, "Underworld", Kevin Space, Vienna, Austria, 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

Justin Fitzpatrick, "Uranus", Galerie Sultana, Paris, France, 2017
© Aurélien Mole

Justin Fitzpatrick, "F-R-O-N-T-I-S-P-I-E-C-E", Seventeen Gallery, London, UK, 2017

Justin Fitzpatrick, "Lonesome Wife", Seventeen Gallery, London, UK, 2016


Soft Touch
11 Mar 2023 — 11 Mar 2023

Angiosperme Telephone
18 Nov 2022 — 18 Nov 2022

Restons Unis
13 Jun 2020 — 13 Jun 2020


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


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.
Justin Fitzpatrick (b. 1985, Dublin) lives and works in Montargis, France. He holds an MA in Paintings from the Royal College of Art, London, UK.

Recent solo exhibitions include : '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).

Recent group exhibitions include : '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.
21 Jan 2022 — 21 Jan 2022

Performance. De Singel. Antwerp, Belgium.
21 Jan 2022 — 21 Jan 2022

Group Show. Sperling. Munich, Germany.
6 Nov 2021 — 6 Nov 2021

Group Show. La Maison Populaire de Montreuil. Montreuil, France.
27 Sep 2020 — 27 Sep 2020

Solo Show. Seventeen Gallery. London, UK.
16 Sep 2020 — 16 Sep 2020

Group Show. Galeria Municipal do Porto. Porto, Portugal.
2 Jun 2020 — 2 Jun 2020

Group Show. *ALTEFABRIK. Rapperswil, Switzerland.
22 Feb 2020 — 22 Feb 2020

Group Show. Rodolphe Janssen. Brussels, Belgium.
11 Jan 2020 — 11 Jan 2020


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