“We might at first think that Fitzpatrick’s work stems from these interactions with British iconography as a youth, seeing the male figure held in regard within the narrative of Empire, and how power was, and still is, visualised and portrayed. Instead, it was the similarity in everything except wealth and lifestyle that made his younger self more conscious of the divide.”
Jamie Fitzpatrick’s solo show ‘He He He He’ at Contemporary Forward in Touchstones Rochdale, UK, has been reviewed in this is tomorrow. Read more here
“Power, Fitzpatrick reminds us, is laced into the urban fabric—it often hides in plainest sight.”
Jamie Fitzpatrick has been mentioned by Cal Revely Calder in their Art Forum review of ‘Object of Doubt’ at Danielle Arnaud, London, UK. Read more here
Jamie Fitzpatrick has been included in the group show ‘Object of Doubt’ at Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London, UK. The exhibitions runs until 9 November 2019 and is organised by Kirsty White. More information here
Jamie Fitzpatrick’s solo presentation at POPPOSITIONS 2019 with VITRINE has been featured in Mu-inthecity. More information here
Jamie Fitzpatrick’s solo presentation at POPPOSITIONS 2019 with VITRINE has been featured by Paul Carter Robinson on Artlyst’s ‘Art Brussels 2019 What Sold Plus Brussels Art Week’. More information here
“Gallery etiquette? Nah. Jamie Fitzpatrick subverts the stale highbrow art world, all the while poking fun at the British sociopolitical system. His sculptures may look sloppy and slap-dash, but the reality is far from it. Rich with history, these grand figures swell with pomposity only to explode with colour and texture. They look good enough to eat, but the sour truth behind them might be difficult to digest.”
METAL has interviewed Jamie Fitzpatrick to talk about his ‘absurdly theatrical sculptures’. More information here
Jamie Fitzpatrick has a forthcoming solo show at Exeter Phoenix Gallery, UK, running 23 November 2018 – 3 February 2019.
In this solo exhibition, he presents new work in a suite of rooms that are loosely inspired by Moby Dick Herman Melville’s classic novel of obsession and revenge on the high seas. Elements of sound, video and movement animate Fitzpatrick’s themes, not only transforming sculptures into both actors and sets but extending this process to create complete environments within which sculptures may narrate, sing, and story-tell. Further information here
“Every piece exhibited is crying out for attention from the viewer, as if they are lonely and desperate for love, and every corner of the space is filled with flamboyant florals, fluid curves of golds and pastels and almost unidentifiable juicy materials.”
Great review of SMUT by Claudia Dance-Wells in Widewalls. SMUT, duo show of Patrick Fitzjamie and Lindsey Mendick is on view at VITRINE in Basel until September 2nd, 2018. Read more here.