Justin Mortimer's paintings are predominantly about death, violence and humanity's appalling capacity for self destruction. So... happy Monday, right? But don't skip over these too quickly just because your stomach is till unsettled by that bad coffee you just drank. While this type of imagery is usually associated with news stories coming out of war torn developing countries these paintings suggest that such horrific events may be much closer to home than we realize. And technically the work is pretty amazing. His dynamic use of architectural forms with the figures creates some powerful compositions, which serves to make the overall impact of his dark vision all the more effective.
You can go to his website justinmortimer.co.uk but it will just redirect you to these two galleries where you can see more work:
"Colony", 2010, oil on panel, 70 x 100 cm
"Theme Park", 2009, oil on panel, 60 x 80 cm
"Depot", 2009, oil on panel, 60 x 80 cm
"Community Project", 2009, oil on panel, 80 x 60 cm
Thanks to visualinventory.blogspot.com