16 July 2015

Blow Up – Parafin Gallery – The Reversion Of Photography

Parafin London presents the group show Blow up, and features a group of leading and emerging painters including Hannah Brown, Mark Fairnington, Hynek Martinec, Justin Mortimer, Issa Salliander, Jonathan Wateridge, Uwe Wittwer and Clare Woods. The exhibition explores connections between contemporary painting and photography. Michelangelo Antonioni’s iconic film Blow Up offers the viewer a frame […]

1 July 2015

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Parafin Gallery Presents A Group Exhibition Of Leading British Painters

Parafin presents the first group show in its exhibition programme. Blow Up will feature a group of leading and emerging painters including Hannah Brown, Mark Fairnington, Hynek Martinec, Justin Mortimer, Issa Salliander, Jonathan Wateridge, Uwe Wittwer and Clare Woods. The exhibition will explore connections between contemporary painting and photography. At the heart of Michelangelo Antonioni’s […]

20 June 2015

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Artlyst Podcast: Justin Mortimer On Skidding Paint And New Directions

Parafin Gallery, London is currently displaying the latest works by British painter Justin Mortimer. The artist’s painting reflects upon a figurative world in a state of 21st century ‘Baconian’ disorder, often pushing the boundaries of figuration and landscape with a slight fetishistic overtone. But with this latest series of works the artist’s usual necrotic hues […]

4 June 2015

Justin Mortimer: Kult – Parafin Gallery – The Beauty In Something Terrible

Parafin Gallery presents Justin Mortimer, Kult. The British painter’s latest London exhibition of recent works. Mortimer’s response to the figure via the artist’s a psychological mise en scene of necrotic hues and frail bodies, slightly shifts focus as the artist’s imagery undergoes a slight thematic alteration, and heads towards a possible change in painterly practice. […]

1 June 2015

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Justin Mortimer Discusses His Latest Work, And The Serendipitous Magic Of Painting

British painter Justin Mortimer’s latest works are currently on display at Parafin Gallery, London. The artist’s painting reflects upon a figurative world in a state of 21st century ‘Baconian’ disorder, often pushing the boundaries of figuration and landscape with a slight fetishistic overtone. The artist’s usual necrotic hues give way to the artificial colours of […]

11 April 2015

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Justin Mortimer’s New Exhibition Kult To Open At Parafin London

Parafin presents an exhibition by the acclaimed British painter Justin Mortimer. This exhibition of new work coincides with his first solo exhibition in a public space at the Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham until 31 May. Justin Mortimer’s latest paintings reflect upon a world in a state of disorder. The artist is an avid observer of […]

17 February 2015

Ali Banisadr: At Once – Blain/Southern – Bosch Meets Abstract Expressionism

Blain/Southern presents ‘At Once’, an exhibition of oil paintings created over the last two years by New York-based artist Ali Banisadr. This is his first-ever solo show in the UK and includes a 7-metre long triptych, the artist’s largest work to date. The nature of Banisadr’s work is attributable to the synaesthesia he experiences while […]

22 August 2013

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Beyond Bacon and Freud Artist Justin Mortimer Interviewed By Paul Black

Justin Mortimer’s paintings reverberate with a fore-knowledge of Baconian flesh and torpor, and that quintessential Freudian cogency and mass that forever changed the idealistic template of the figure in painting into an expression of a post God mortality. For both twentieth century artist’s a delicious glut of adjectives are to be found, as there are […]