Jamie Fitzpatrick

ARTISSIMA Dialogue 2016

3 November 2016 - 6 November 2016

Hall: Light Blue, Booth: 14

VITRINE will present a solo booth of Jamie Fitzpatrick in the Dialogue section at Artissima, Turin. Dialogue is a section of the fair reserved for emerging galleries with an experimental approach.

Jamie Fitzpatrick’s practice deals with the rhetoric of image making, the relevance of the figure and how objects and totemic gestures such as flags, statues or plinths are used within the work to impose forms of power and control. The sculptures are influenced by Riche’s ideas on power-infatuation, cultural conditioning and sexual suppression, the works are built from fragments of cast statues, foam and coloured wax and imply some transgressive act.

Fitzpatrick’s solo booth for ARTISSIMA, centres on the iconic fountain. Two new fountain sculptures have running water pour through the wax into buckets and back in through a rudimentary pump system. By employing the motifs of figurative art, patriarchal depictions of masculinity and nationhood, Fitzpatrick’s domineering sculptures express intention of undermining them, rendering them absurd and dumb.

Frieze Magazine described Fitzpatrick’s aesthetic “a mash-up of Paul McCarthy and Phyllida Barlow,” and indeed, his sculptures are dynamic and bold. Fitzpatrick brings play and nuance to the motifs of authority and prestige creating works (and worlds) that question positionally and hierarchical constructs, remaking and resurfacing narrative objects, his works place the viewer in an ever-shifting position between subordination and empowerment.

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Italy

Jamie Fitzpatrick, solo booth, Artissima, 2016. Photographer: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

Jamie Fitzpatrick, solo booth, Artissima 2016. Photographer: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

Jamie Fitzpatrick, solo booth, Artissima 2016. Photographer: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

Jamie Fitzpatrick, Untitled (Bust 10), 2016. Wax, scrim and polyurethane foam. 65 x 50 x 26 cm.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, Untitled (Bust 10), 2016. Wax, scrim and polyurethane foam. 65 x 50 x 26 cm.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, Untitled (Bust 10), 2016. Wax, scrim and polyurethane foam. 65 x 50 x 26 cm.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, Untitled (Bust 11), 2016. Wax, scrim and polyurethane foam. 73 x 48 x 31 cm.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, Untitled (Bust 11), 2016. Wax, scrim and polyurethane foam. 73 x 48 x 31 cm.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, Untitled (Bust 11), 2016. Wax, scrim and polyurethane foam. 73 x 48 x 31 cm.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, Untitled (Bust 9), 2016. Wax, scrim and polyurethane foam. 82 x 53 x 36 cm.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, Untitled (Bust 9), 2016. Wax, scrim and polyurethane foam. 82 x 53 x 36 cm.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, Untitled (Bust 9), 2016. Wax, scrim and polyurethane foam. 82 x 53 x 36 cm.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, Untitled (Bust 7), 2016. Wax, scrim and polyurethane foam. 78 x 56 x 39 cm.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, Untitled (Bust 7), 2016. Wax, scrim and polyurethane foam. 78 x 56 x 39 cm.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, Untitled (Bust 7), 2016. Wax, scrim and polyurethane foam. 78 x 56 x 39 cm.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, Frittering away the last puddle from the bottom of a dry well, 2016. Wax, polyurethane foam, plastic hose, plastic piping, plastic bucket, paint, water pumps, water and pigment. 218 x 124 x 124 cm.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, Frittering away the last puddle from the bottom of a dry well, 2016. Wax, polyurethane foam, plastic hose, plastic piping, plastic bucket, paint, water pumps, water and pigment. 218 x 124 x 124 cm.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, And these children that you spit on, 2016. Wax, polyurethane foam, plastic hose, plastic piping, plastic bucket, paint, water pumps, water and pigment. 186 x 104 x 81 cm.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, And these children that you spit on, 2016. Wax, polyurethane foam, plastic hose, plastic piping, plastic bucket, paint, water pumps, water and pigment. 186 x 104 x 81 cm.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, And these children that you spit on, 2016. Wax, polyurethane foam, plastic hose, plastic piping, plastic bucket, paint, water pumps, water and pigment. 186 x 104 x 81 cm.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, RGE LLIAM F H ND F CAMBIDG, 2016. C-type print on aluminium and oil bar. 69.5 x 52 cm.

Jamie Fitzpatrick, SPCE COMPN CAENH 8 DU OF KG GCO P C, 2016. C-type print on aluminium and oil bar. 69.5 x 52 cm.

 

Jamie Fitzpatrick
Frittering away the last puddle from the bottom of a dry well, 2016
And these children that you spit on, 2016
Artissima 2016, documentation video
Duration 1 min 45 sec