The faces I paint are an ongoing project. When alone in my studio I’m not working to paint the stranger. Rather, I’m seeking to commune with the tangible: family, friends and foes. Ever present, or long gone these paintings are portraits of seminal people in my life. Good, bad and ugly they shadow me. I’m in awe and hyper aware of their presence.
I see these works hung en masse in a never ending wall of snapshots. They are tribe and community, a rumour I heard once, a tapestry, ghosts.
- JUNIOR SPACE FITZROY