'Justin Mortimer is a British artist whose paintings consistently invite us to question the relationship between subject matter and content, beauty and horror, and between figuration and abstraction. While the imagery is almost exclusively pitiless, the texturing of the paint, the play between light and shade and the passages that lead from photo-realist definition to near-abstract formlessness are so sensitively handled as to make the work at least partially redemptive as well as to indicate a key philosophical dimension: the oblique relationship between evidence and interpretation.'

 

— Ben Tufnell

 

 

Forthcoming Solo Exhibitions

 

Future Perfect, Singapore

January 2015

 

Djanogly Gallery, University of Nottingham

March 2015

 

Parafin, London

May 2015

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