Leo Fitzmaurice

Tea Towel Drawing (Red/Black)

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Year 2020
Medium Biro on paper
Dimensions 34.3 x 24.4 cm

About the work

This particular work is part of an ongoing series of cloth/duster drawings. The series started with the observation that, when folded, these items are a satisfying conflation of graphic design, drawing and sculpture. The series is an attempt to express this.

About the artist:

Born 1963 Newport, Leo Fitzmaurice lives and works in Merseyside. Graduated from BA Fine Art, Liverpool Polytechnic (1989), and MA Painting Manchester Metropolitan University (1992).

Fitzmaurice’s work most often starts with a simple observation from everyday life. He records these observations in whatever way is to hand; a voice message, a photograph, or a scribbled note and then he leaves these things to suggest a way forward. This process can sometimes be fairly instantaneous or in other cases it can take many years. He tries to let the initial impulse have its own life, and find its own way, leading him to the eventual form.

Selected exhibitions include Arcadia, Sculpture in The City, London (2021); Stiff, Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer (2021); Enjoy Civic Life, Humber Street Gallery, Hull (2021); Autosuggestions, The Sunday Painter, London (2020); Litter, Frieze Sculpture Park and permanently at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2015); /_, The Sunday Painter, London (2014); Futbol: The Beautiful Game, LACMA, Los Angeles (2014); You Try to Tell Me But I Never Listen, New Art Gallery Walsall (2011); The way we do art now, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin (2010); Whatuseisasignifweknowtheway, permanent sculpture, Harewood House (2008); Good Riddance, MOT International, London (2007); Sometimes the Things You Touch Come True, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield (2007); and Neat Stuff, Firstsite, Colchester (2005).

Awards include the Northern Art Prize (2011).

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