FEATURED ARTIST: Leo Fitzmaurice
Leo Fitzmaurice’s work usually begins with an observation of a thing or a situation that springs out at him, unsolicited. Although it is often unclear initially, these things or situations do appear to be trying to say something. He then records the observations as truthfully as possible, in the form of: photographs, diagrams, and written descriptions, and then waits – sometimes for years—for a way forward to become apparent. He feels that every one of these encounters is unique and needs to be treated as such; the way forward is not prescribed in terms of his process, but each time he tries to be true to the potential set in motion by the original observation.
Leo Fitzmaurice was born in Shropshire, England, in 1963 and now lives and works in Merseyside. He studied Fine Art at Leicester Polytechnic, Liverpool Polytechnic, and Manchester Metropolitan University. He has most recently shown his work as part of Futbol, The Beautiful Game, LACMA LA, and a solo show /_\ at The Sunday Painter in London.
Leo Fitzmaurice, LAN-GWIDGE, 2013 ‘call out flash,’ parcel tape. 10 x 18 centimeters. Courtesy the artist.