“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.
Image gallery of Jamie Fitzpatrick and Lindsey Mendick ‘SMUT’ at VITRINE Basel in Tzvetnik. Read more here.
On the occasion of the duo show “SMUT” by British artists Jamie Fitzpatrick and Lindsey Mendick at VITRINE Basel, which opens on Tuesday 12 June to coincide with Art Basel 2018, we asked the curator Alys Williams (VITRINE Founding Director and SMUT Curator) and artists to have a conversation to learn more about the exhibition, the artist’s practice and their interest in the Wallace Collection, London, where they have both taken inspiration. Read more here.
“The Wallace Collection is housed in the 18th-century Hertford House in a square north of Oxford Street in London. It is a sumptuous setting for a superb collection with emphases on 18th century French painting, furniture, porcelain and more. Contrast that with Vitrine’s Basel location: an angular, contemporary glazed space tucked under a road bridge next to a train station, tram stop and supermarket. British artists Jamie Fitzpatrick and Lindsey Mendick, both graduates of the Royal College of Art, bring a flavour of the historic London collection to this Basel location with works in sculpture, painting and sound that revisit the exuberance and excess of the French depictions of love and sensual encounters. Embraces and gestures are examined and recreated with keen interest in their standard vocabulary and how this might be altered or emphasised, reviewing gender and class distinctions in contemporary form. “
We are delighted SMUT is featured in Frieze Best Shows in Basel guide! Read more here.
‘SMUT’ is a two-person exhibition of emerging British artists Jamie Fitzpatrick and Lindsey Mendick, whose practices explore a shared interest in gender, high and low cultural histories, and the relevance of the figure in image-making. Opening during Art Basel at Vitrine gallery Basel.”
Jamie Fitzpatrick and Lindsey Mendick featured in FAD Magazine. Read more here.
Jamie Fitzpatrick’s work will be presented in the group exhibition ‘Failure’ at Lítost Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, opening on 23 March 2018. Read more here.