Nature’s apparent chaos is ultimately deceptive: oceanic tides are orchestrated by powerful astronomical helixes, and the bee-swarm returns to a hive of mathematical precision. Jason Fitzgerald works on similar principles, creating labyrinthine sculptural reliefs that resonate with the minutiae of nature whilst distilling a universal rhythm.
A professional cabinet maker with a compulsive drawing habit, Fitzgerald is something of an urban bricoleur, salvaging timber shards and off-cuts from the furniture-factory floor. He treats his materials to further history by cutting, shaving, sanding and painting, before industriously forming objects for a future life. The topographic sculptures borrow from the modernist grid but rebuff theoretical concerns, instead evoking the human process of organisation and placement uniquely inspired by the artist’s aesthetic alertness.