Exhibition

‘Time is the name of the breeze’ Justin Weeks

14 Sep 2019 – 25 Oct 2019

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Mon-Sat 10.00am – 5.00pm, Sun 12.00pm – 3.00pm

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A Solo Exhibition by Sussex Artist Justin Weeks at the Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells

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Fairfax Gallery is proud to announce the third solo exhibition by artist Justin Weeks following on from his last sell out show in 2017. Justin Weeks has gone from strength to strength and gained a strong international following having been exhibited by the Fairfax Gallery at both its galleries and at major International art fairs. Justin was born in 1974 and lives in East Sussex.

Justin Weeks says: “I see the paintings as emergent realms that are simultaneously forming and dissolving. They come across as strange yet familiar, to me this has a lot to do with our subjective experience in relation to the outside world. Something that can be understood intuitively yet can’t quite be fully recognised. Balancing somewhere between ambiguity and clarity.”

The Fairfax Art Gallery was established in 1995 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Its roster includes some 40 emerging and award-winning artists, and the gallery has represented them at major art fairs, in London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore

Fairfax Gallery is proud to announce the third solo exhibition by artist Justin Weeks following on from his last sell out show in 2017. Justin Weeks has gone from strength to strength and gained a strong international following having been exhibited by the Fairfax Gallery at both its galleries and at major International art fairs. Justin was born in 1974 and lives in East Sussex, married to Simonne, a classically trained pianist who fronts Simonne and the Dark Stars an experimental rock band.

Although inspired by literature, Justin Weeks is not an illustrator. While he lives in a coastal town, he does not paint seascapes. His paintings are portrait scale and/or format, but he is not a portrait artist. Instead he paints the impression left by time: time spent investigating form in the pages of his sketchbooks, time working through colours in his mutable, layered compositions or time with texts like Goodbye to All That, the Joan Didion work that inspired the title of this exhibition.

 Justin Weeks says: “I see the paintings as emergent realms that are simultaneously forming and dissolving. They come across as strange yet familiar, to me this has a lot to do with our subjective experience in relation to the outside world. Something that can be understood intuitively yet can’t quite be fully recognised. Balancing somewhere between ambiguity and clarity.”

Born in Bristol in 1974, weeks is a self-taught painter based East Sussex. He has made formative field trips to Venice, Vienna and Rome. And in 2008 and 2009 he attended Master Classes in Expressive Painting (with Ewa Gargulinkska) and Colour Theory (with Michael Thorpe). Both these were at the University of Arts, London.

    

In 2012 Justin won the Artspan Prize at the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Federation of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London. His solo shows include “You Are The Morning Dew” in 2013 and “Recent Paintings” in 2017, both at Fairfax Gallery.  In April 2019, Justin Weeks was the Artist in Residence (Works on Paper and Drawings), at Brisons Veor Trust, Cape Cornwall.

The Fairfax Art Gallery was established in 1995 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Its roster includes some 40 emerging and award-winning artists, and the gallery has represented them at major art fairs, in London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

In 2016 The FairfaxGallery was voted ‘Best Gallery’ in Kent in the Muddy Stilettos Awards

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