Justin Hibbs British, b. 1971
Justin Hibbs’s practice picks apart the mechanics of spatial perception and representation, drawing upon social, political and aesthetic agendas encoded within architectural structures. Much of his work is a renegotiation of the visual language and ideological legacies of modernism, probing real and idealised notions of space. This is enacted through a uniquely multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates painting, drawing, sculpture and architectural interventions.
“Travelling through Hibbs’s species of spaces, passing between dimensions that echo, self-sample and glitch, one might grasp that the whole, overarching the individual works and what they refer to, is a situation, a system, a cybernetic totality, always something else that one might click through to. The result is a model of art making, and particularly exhibition making, that when inhabited so that that the individual artworks cohere into one pulsating larger one, feels simultaneously inventive and a little frightening, since it’s tied to proliferation, not closure.” Martin Herbert 2015.
Justin Hibbs (b. 1971) studied at CSM, London (1991-94) He has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally and has also curated a series of artist-led exhibitions. Solo shows include: Between Before and After at Arroniz Arte in Mexico City (2018), Alias_Re_Covered (2015) at Carroll / Fletcher; PARA/SITE (2013) & Secondary Modern (2010) at Christinger De Mayo gallery, Switzerland; Altneuland (2007), Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Switzerland; Metroparadisiac (2006) and I'll Wait for you (2005) at the One in the Other Gallery, London. Recent group exhibitions include Rules of Freedom, Collyer Bristow Gallery, Shapeshifters,Arthouse1 London; Abstraction I, Arroniz Gallery, Mexico, Pencil/Line/Eraser (2014), Carroll / Fletcher, London; Superstructures (2013), Arroniz Arte, Mexico City; Oh My Complex, Kunstverien Stuttgart, Germany.
Education 2008 – 2009 PGCE, Arts University College Bournemouth. 1991 – 1994 BA (Hons) Graphic Design. Central St. Martiins, School of Art
2018 Between Before and After, Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
2015 Alias_Re_Covered, Carroll/Fletcher Gallery, London
2013 Justin Hibbs & Monica Ursins Jäger, Christinger De Mayo, Zurich, Switzerland.
2010 Secondary Modern, Christinger De Mayo, Zurich, Switzerland.
2007 Altneuland, Gallery Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne, Switzerland.
2006 Metroparadisiac, One in the Other gallery, London.
2004 I’ll Wait for you, One in the Other gallery, London
2012 Temples to the Domestic, at the Clifford Chance Sculpture award. Co-curated with David Ben White
2010 Misfits, Galerie DS Contemporary Art, Belgium, including Jake Clarke, Jeff Dennis, Clive Hodgson, David Lock, David Ben White, Justin Hibbs.
2008 Working Space I, University of the Arts Gallery, London. Working Space II, Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland. Group exhibition co - curated with David Ben White including Paul Eachus, Richard Galpin, Justin Hibbs and Dylan Shipton.
2005 News from Nowhere, Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland. Group exhibition including: Michael Ashcroft, Juan Bolivar, Andrew Grassie, Alistair Hudson, Justin Hibbs and Peter Liversidge.
2020 Winter Salon, Laurent Delaye Gallery, Ramsgate.
So What, Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
The Collectors Room, JGM Gallery,
London Substance Bundle, Koppel Projects, London
2019 Vanishing Points, the Foundry Gallery, London
Shapeshifters II, Arthouse1, London
Observation Rooms, Arthouse1, London
Border Controls II, Sevenaks, Kaliedosope Gallery
2018 Rules of Freedom, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
Border Controls, Rosalind Davis & Justin Hibbs, No format Gallery,
Do Re Mi So Fa La Te, Griffin Gallery Perimeter space, London
2017 StrangeLands, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
2016 Abstraction 2, Arroniz Gallery, Mexico City
Concrete, Pullman Court, London
Complicity, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
Shapeshifters I, Arthouse1, London. Bread & Jam, London
Counter-Fitters, Geddes gallery, London
Phase-1, Ruskin Gallery, Angela Ruskin University, Cambridge, England
2015 Distressed Geometry, Kunstraum Baden, Switzerland
Doppleganger, No Format Gallery, London
2014 Pencil / Line / Erasure, Carroll Fletcher Gallery, London
The New International, Galeria Pilar, Sao Paulo.
Weltentwürfe, Kunsthaus Grenchen, Switzerland
Un-dwelling, Fox & Worthington, Bridport, UK.
2013 Superstructures, Arroniz Arte, Mexico City
2012 Oh My Complex, Kunstverien Stuttgart, Germany
One on One on One, K3 Projects Zurich, Switzerland
Lost Properties, Coleman Projects, London
Polemically Small, Orleans House, London.
Temples To The Domestic, Clifford Chance, Canary Warf, London
Critical Dictionary, at the Work Gallery, Kings Cross, London
Drift, at Lumen United Reform Church, Kings Cross, London. 2011
Polemically Small, The Future Can Wait presents, Torrence Art Museum, California, U.S.A & the Charlie Smith Gallery, London
2010 Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Jerwood foundation, London.
Dawnbreakers, Hansard Gallery, Southampton.
Misfits, Galerie DS, Belgium.
2009 Remain in Light, W139 Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Bakers Dozen, Cafe Gallery Projects, London.
Recession and Aesthetics, One in the Other, London.
Form Follows Attitude, Artrepco Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.
2008 Working Space II, Gallery Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Working Space, curated by Justin Hibbs and David Ben White, UAL
2005 Yabadabadoo, Cell Projects, London.
The future lasts a long time, Le Consortium, Dijon, France.
News from Nowhere, Lucy Mackintosh Gallery Lausanne, Switzerland
Winter SalonRamsgate 4 - 29 November 2020For the first edition of the Winter Salon in Ramsgate the gallery brings together eleven artists. Coming from all different horizons and practice, working with multiple media, and often with an already established international career, they encompass diverse schools of thoughts and traditions within the realm of contemporary art. In the narrow and open space of the Vinyl Head Gallery the curators are aiming for chaos and order, opposites, clashes, anarchy, where each work interplays with others and defines its own boundaries.