about the art
The Project Twins work across a broad range of disciplines including illustration, design, print-making, painting and three-dimensional work. Working together through a process of dialogue and sketching, they are continually reducing forms to their most basic elements. Such use of minimal forms and bold shapes are rooted in the visual language of graphic design and semiotics.
Their work presents various dualities between the serious and the ridiculous, the melancholic and the joyful. Humour, irony and wit pervade their work while bold and playful graphics explore ideas of absurdity, identity and the mundane.
about the artists
The Project Twins are James and Michael Fitzgerald, a Cork based art and design duo. B. 1982, they both received a BA (Hons) in Visual Communication from CIT CCAD 2005. They have exhibited in the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin; Luan Gallery, Athlone; Hillyer Arts Space, Washington DC, The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork; VISUAL, Carlow; Academy of Art University, San Francisco and TULCA 2014, Galway. Their graphic work has garnered international attention from an array of clients with commissions from Facebook, Jameson, Aer Lingus, Bulmers, Penguin Group, The Guardian, Wired, Adweek, Variety and Nature Journal. They are represented by Synergy Art in the UK and US, and by The Illustration Room in Australia. They are members of Cork Printmakers and work from Sample-Studios in Cork City.
Good Creepy - Cork Printmakers, iRELAND - Solo show
Repression × Resurgence × Reemergence - Hillyer Arts Space, Washington DC, USA - Group show
Present - The Centre for Contemporary Printmaking - Connecticut, USA - Group show
Stories - Luan Gallery, Athlone - Group show
25 - Cork City Hall, Cork - Group show
16 - Printmakers Box-Set & Travelling Exhibition, Cork, Limerick, Dublin, Belfast, Liverpool - Group show
PROJECTS & ACTIVITIES
2017 Main Stage Speaker for OFFSET
2016 Facebook Artist in Residence (3months), Dublin. Artist Talk, Metropolis Festival, Dublin. Artist Talk, VAI Get Together, IMMA. Completed a Percent for Arts Commission, Woodbrook College, Bray. Various illustration commissions for clients including Wired Magazine, Nature Journal, Fast Company, Adweek, Variety Magazine. Mural Commission for Accenture’s new Innovation Centre, Dublin