JIM FITZPATRICK. THE ARTIST. CV 2012.

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NEW EXHIBITIONS: NOVEMBER 2012.

THE SWEET SHOP GALLERY. WEXFORD.

OPENING EXHIBITION.

 

OTHER STUFF:

THE TOM DUNNE SHOW. NEWSTALK FM. September 2012

SURF’S UP. THE TOM DUNNE SHOW. NEWSTALK FM. October 2012.

 

 

JIM FITZPATRICK. THE ARTIST. CV.2012   (WORK IN PROGRESS).

 

‘Creator of ‘The ultimate graphic in the history of art’. –Aleksandra Mir.

 

‘We may never have a Wagner to put our myths to music, but many will share my view that in  FitzPatrick we have an artist to illustrate them who is second to none.’

-John Ryan. ‘Ireland Today’.

 

‘No man in Ireland has sharper awareness of what we inherit from the ancient past than Jim FitzPatrick; it has been his inspiration and tutor ever since, as an eight-year-old, he was taken on a mystery bus tour whose secret destination was Newgrange Tumulus.

Not only is he an authority on Celtic art, his own highly individualistic work embodies all the Celtic virtues; vivid imagination, love of sumptuous detail harnessed to a breathtaking capacity for taking pains and – most significant of all – a sense of the mystery that hides behind the material world. He is the most eloquent Irish poet ever to wield a paintbrush.

 

Starting with the Celtia portfolio of posters on mythological themes in 1974, FitzPatrick went on to retell the great legends of the gods and goddesses of the Tuatha De Danann in words and illustrations in two unique volumes, The Book of Conquests and The Silver Arm.     The task has occupied him for many years and he is currently at work on the final book of the trilogy, The Son of the Sun.

He has lectured widely in Europe and the United States and his work has been exhibited in the major cities of Ireland and Britain, Europe, Asia and the United States, including the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the RHA in Dublin, the Tate and the Whitney Museum (‘Summer of Love’ exhibition), and many others.

He has more recently collaborated with noted conceptual artists such as Alexsandra Mir and Seamus Coleman and continually experiments with new ideas and concepts.

2010 saw the launch of his ipad app ‘Ireland, Land Of Legend: The Artwork of Jim FitzPatrick’, a beautiful exposition of his artwork and writings on his favourite subject, the myths and legends of his native Ireland, brought to life on the most modern of platforms.

Astonishingly, he is entirely self-taught.’

-Iain Mac Carthaigh .

 

‘Jim Fitzpatrick’s art wrestles with one of the crucial questions of our era: does modernity destroy the archaic?

FitzPatrick’s art is based on the insight http://www.xanaxlowprice.com that in both the personal preconscious and in the collective culture, archaic images survive and flourish.

Hence FitzPatrick’s art is an excercise in revelation; he reveals the lurking images and shows that given half a chance they will break into consciousness in a subtle mixture of  archaic and modern, old and new, that is surprising, compelling and delightful.’

-Andrew M. Greeley.

 

 

 

 

SCULPTURE:

2001: DESIGNER AND SCULPTOR: THE METEOR AWARD.

(THE IRISH MUSIC AWARDS). MEDIUM: BRONZE

 

 

RECENT EXHIBITIONS OF NOTE:

2003: ‘REVOLUTION AND COMMERCE’

(THE LEGACY OF KORDA’S PORTRAIT

OF CHE GUEVARA).

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE, CA, USA.

2004: ‘CELTIC ART AND DESIGN’.

BIRMINGHAM CENTRAL LIBRARY, BIRMINGHAM, U.K.

2005: ‘THE SUMMER OF LOVE’. EXHIBITION.

TATE GALLERY LIVERPOOL.

2005: ‘THE SUMMER OF LOVE’. EXHIBITION.

KUNSTHALLE WEIN. VIENNA.

2006: ‘THE SUMMER OF LOVE’. EXHIBITION.

SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE. FRANKFURT.

2006: ‘COMMUNISM’. A COLLABORATION WITH AMERICAN CONCEPTUAL ARTIST ALEXSANDRA MIR.

THE PROJECT GALLERY, DUBLIN , IRELAND

2006: ‘CHE GUEVARA:REVOLUTIONARY & ICON’.

VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON, UK.

2006: ‘EL CHE’. 212 BERLIN, DEL CARMEN COYOACAN, MEXICO.

2006: ‘STUDY FOR A PORTRAIT OF LARAGH’.

‘MYSTERY PORTRAIT POSTCARDS’ 150th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION. NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON.

2007: ‘CHE GUEVARA. RIVOLUZIONARIO E ICONA’.

MILANO, TRIENNALE BOVISA, ITALY.

2007: ‘SUMMER OF LOVE’ EXHIBITION.

WHITNEY MUSEUM OF ART. U.S.A.

2007: ‘THE SUMMER OF LOVE’ EXHIBITION,

ST.PAUL’S GALLERY BIRMINGHAM, UK.

2007: ‘CHE! REVOLUCION Y MERCADO’.

LA VIRREINA EXPOSITIONS, PALACIO VIRREINA,

RAMBLAS, BARCELONA, SPAIN.

2007: MANIFESTO GALLERY, WATERFORD. GROUP SHOW.

2007: ‘JIM FITZPATRICK: LES ISLES/THE ISLANDS OF IRELAND’.

SOLO SHOW. THE IRISH COLLEGE, PARIS, FRANCE.

2008: ‘KORDA’S CHE –FROM REVOLUTION TO ICON’.

(NARRATIVE OF A PORTRAIT). SANTRAL, ISTANBUL, TURKEY.

2008: GROUP SHOW.’WATERCOLOURS’.

PURPLE ONION GALLERY, CO.ROSCOMMON.

2009: ‘FUTURES’ EXHIBITION. ROYAL HIBERNIAN ACADEMY.

‘PAX CHRISTI’ A COLLABORATION WITH IRISH

CONCEPTUAL ARTIST SEAMUS NOLAN.

2010: ‘CHE. REVOLUTIONARY AND ICON.’

SARDENNA.ITALY.

2010: CHE POSTERS BY JIM FITZPATRICK ADDED TO COLLECTION.

THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF POLITICAL GRAPHICS.

LOS ANGELES. USA.

2012. COLLECTION OF TEN POLITICAL POSTERS BY JIM FITZPATRICK ADDED TO PERMANENT COLLECTION.

THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF POLITICAL GRAPHICS.

LOS ANGELES. USA.

2011. PIVOT. ARTHOUSE. DUBLIN.

2012. ‘THE TEMPLE OF PSYCHIC YOUTH’. KEVIN KAVANAGH GALLERY.

CURATED BY PADRAIC MOORE. TWO PAINTINGS.

2012: NEWTOPIA: THE STATE OF HUMAN RIGHTS.

CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION. MELCHEN . BELGIUM

‘PAX CHRISTI’ A COLLABORATION WITH IRISH

CONCEPTUAL ARTIST SEAMUS NOLAN.

(MISLABELLED AS ’JIM FITZGERALD’).

2012: ‘THE BENEDICT XV1 CONFESSION CHAMBER’.

Contribution by Jim FitzPatrick to the work by artist Helen Gorrill.

Brooklyn Museum. New York. Feminist Artbase. (Sealed Envelope).

ONGOING PROJECT:

2011.2012. GROUNDZERO 360. TOURING EXHIBITION. USA.

‘LAMENT FOR THE FALLEN. 9.11’. SERIES OF 10 PAINTINGS.

PRESENTLY EXHIBITED: FBI HQ. QUANTICO, VIRGINIA.

 

2012: ‘CHE. REVOLUTIONARY AND ICON.’

ARTSBLOCK. CULVER CENTER. UC RIVERSIDE.

(PERMANENT EXHIBITION PROPOSED).

 

INNOVATION. IPAD.

2010. ‘IRELAND: LAND OF LEGEND’

‘THE ARTWORK OF JIM FITZPATRICK’

TEXT AND ART. APPLE IPAD APPLIANCE.

DEVELOPED BY EYESPYFX AND JIM FITZPATRICK.

2012. MEMBER: F.ounders. Ireland.