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, "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
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
Frieze London Online Viewing Room. londres, United Kingdom
ART BASEL OVR 2021. Worldwide, Worldwide
Liste Art Fair 2023. Basel, Swistzerland
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.
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).