Justin Hibbs’ work is a renegotiation of the visual language and ideological legacies of modernism through an inter-disciplinary approach that includes painting, drawing, sculpture and architectural interventions. The work takes form through a constructive interplay between what are often considered mutually exclusive forms of visual representation. From the formal language of architectural photography to the idealised space of modernist abstraction the work is an enquiry into the nature of spatial perception and representation in both two and three dimensions.
Justin Hibbs is a lecturer at the Arts University College Bournemouth. He has exhibited his work widely as well as curating a series of artist initiated exhibitions. Recent curatorial projects include ‘Misfits’ at Galerie DS Contemporary Art, Belgium (2010), ‘Working Space’ (parts I and II 2008) at the University of the Arts Gallery, London and the Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Switzerland respectively and ‘News from Nowhere’ at the Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, (2005). His work was selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010 (the Jerwood Space, London and touring the U.K). Recent solo shows include: ‘Secondary Modern’ (2010) at the Christinger De Mayo gallery, Zurich, Switzerland; ‘Altneuland’, Gallery Lucy Mackintosh, Switzerland (2007), ‘Metroparadisiac’, One in the Other gallery, London (2006), ‘I’ll Wait for you’, One in the Other gallery, London (2005). Recent group exhibitions include: ‘Polemically Small’ at the Torrence Art Museum, California (2011), ‘Dawnbreakers’, at the Hansard Gallery, Southampton (2010), ‘Remain in Light’, at W139 Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2009), ‘Recession and Aesthetics’ at One in the Other, London, (2009), ‘Form Follows Attitude’, at Artrepco Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (2009).