Installation view. Leo Fitzmaurice, Autosuggestions. Courtesy of The Sunday Painter and the artist, 2020. © Ollie Hammick

Autosuggestions, Leo Fitzmaurice

In early 2020, Autosuggestions opened at The Sunday Painter in London, but the show closed early due to COVID restrictions. We will give this exhibition new life by bringing it into Space 1 on our Ground Floor.

To create wall-based sculptures, the artist scoured his local scrapyards to source a generational and global mix of cars, ranging from a 1956 Chevrolet to a 2011 Porsche. Fitzmaurice deconstructs and adapts the objects, resulting in a series of mask-like creations that seem almost-human. In this new form they appear to convey emotions, ranging from rage, looking pensive, meek or even erratic; ensuring that there will always be a sentiment we can relate to. Autosuggestions is part of Fitzmaurice’s ongoing series of works titled Autos (2013-present).

The Artist

Leo Fitzmaurice, b.1963 Newport, Shropshire, England, now lives and works in Liverpool – based at The Bluecoat Studios. His work is described as a process of unmooring the meaning of things that are most familiar to us. To do this, he uses processes such as physically editing, repeating and mirroring, on images and objects such as packaging, brochures and signage and at a varying range of scales, from the very small and delicate through to the architectural.

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