When I started trying to promote my own artwork online I kept coming across other people's art that amazed or compelled me in one way or another. This blog has been a way for me to practice thinking and writing about art, as well as learning more about my peers and all the incredible art that is being made out there.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Justin Mortimer

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


  1. Hey David,

    Thank you for showing me his work. And for posting so many interesting artists. Im in debt:)



  2. No debt of course. I'm just glad you enjoy finding about all this work as much as I do.