The Fine Art Department of UMPRUM cordially invites you to a public talk
Justin Fitzpatrick (IRL)
on Thursday Dec 6th, 2018 at 6 p. m.
in H2 space in the basement of UMPRUM
UMPRUM, nám. Jana Palacha 80, Praha 1
The talk will be held in English
Justin Fitzpatrick (1985, IRL) is a painter and a sculptor. He has had solo exhibitions in Kevin Space in Vienna, Barbican Arts Trust in London and was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries programme.
His paintings allude to middle-age iconography, formally resembling symbolism and Art Nouveau. Fitzpatrick’s combines metaphor and metamorphosis and applies the concept of painting as a surface to be scanned, letting the mind semantically leap through and perceive its elements in juxtapositions and contrasts. Topography, text and ornamental elements emphasise readability vs. emotionality and the idea of a text physically addressing corporality. Throughout the background of Fitzpatrick’s work there is always an interest in the history of queer identity.