'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 Exhibitions


'while the worst', The Factory, London

13 January – 3 February 2017


'It Is Here', Parafin, London

30 March – 20 May 2017


Recent Press


'A Painter Who Cuts Up Figures with

“Knife-Edge Stuff”'


'Kult –The Beauty In Something Terrible”'


Justin Mortimer at Future Perfect, Singapore

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