Tommy Fitzpatrick


oil and acrylic on canvas on panel
40 x 32 inches

When you look at the painted surface you can tell how the paint was laid down in my work. It’s a frozen human moment; suspending action in one image. – Tommy Fitzpatrick

During his three-decade career, Tommy Fitzpatrick has studied and reinterpreted modernist architecture through his electric paintings. Often focusing on industrial beams and the structured grid of buildings, his newest series borrows that same vocabulary and applies it to abstract compositions that imply a physical weight reminiscent of sculpture. In Network, Fitzpatrick’s mastery of constructing realistic three-dimensional forms in paint through highlights and shadows is paired with a thick, sculptural paint application that gives the work a real-world mass. Fitzpatrick has shown in exhibitions worldwide. His paintings are in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Modern, Fort Worth; the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi; and the Menil Collection, Houston.