'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




Current Exhibition


'It Is Here', Parafin, London

30 March – 20 May 2017


Recent Exhibitions


'Disruptive Imagination', Gallery of Fine Arts, Ostrava, Czech Republic

25 January – 26 March 2017


Recent Press


'Justin Mortimer: Apocalyptic Sublime'


'A Painter Who Cuts Up Figures with

“Knife-Edge Stuff”'


'Kult –The Beauty In Something Terrible”'

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