Justin Mortimer

Justin Mortimer
Library Shelf Location 18.MORT
Publication Date 2012
Description Justin Mortimer's oil paintings are characterised by depictions of the human figure isolated in landscapes or interior chambers and surrounded by medical apparatus, machinery and in several works acid coloured balloons which hover around these anonymous figures. While the specific subject or location of the paintings remains mysterious, they suggest an underworld of clandestine operations and suspicious intent. The multi-faceted nature of Mortimer’s pictures is partly achieved by his use of collage. Before starting to paint, he creates a composite image on Photoshop, which includes jpegs downloaded from the Internet, scans from historical documents and medical textbooks as well as his own photographs. This collage, which can be adapted several times once the painting has begun, is used as a reference for the subject and composition of the final work. This catalogue includes an essay by Jane Neal, titled The end of the party, 2012, a listed artist's biography and a conversation between Justin Mortimer and the curator, Tom Hunt. Published to accompany the exhibition Justin Mortimer: Resort at Haunch of Venison, London, 12 October – 24 November 2012.
ISBN 9781905620685
Quantity 1
Pages 92
Author Jane Neal
Format Hardback
Publisher Haunch of Venison, London
Related Artist Justin Mortimer
Categories Painting, Collage
Language English

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