"Senzo Titulo (Michelangelo Antonioni)" by Patrick Fitzgerald

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W: 14.0" D: 7.5" H: 6.0"
Mixed Materials
Oil Paint
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To Chicago-based artist Patrick Fitzgerald, his miniature car sculptures are a means of traveling through time. Born from a fascination with the soap box derby cars of his youth, each vehicle is an exercise in imagining the future through the lens of the past – or vice versa.

Built from found materials collected over the years, the car's futuristic form is layered with personal memories and keepsakes from the past. The most minute of details is always intentional – from the weathered finish to the fictitious sponsor to the miniaturized furnishings of the cramped interior.

This coloful vehicle entitled “Senzo Titulo” is a play upon the 1964 film "Il Deserto Rosso," or "Red Desert," by Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni. Inspired by the cinematic depictions of midcentury industry, Fitzgerald reinterprets the industrial landscape of the film through his own distinctive aesthetic, layering in additional references from a bit closer to home.

Chipboard, mixed media, and oil color.

Additional Dimensions:
Car: 14"W x 6.5"D x 3.5"H
Stand: 11"W x 7"D x 3"H

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Patrick Fitzgerald

b. 1962, Grand Rapids, MI

Chicago artist Patrick Fitzgerald refers to his body of work as his “Neighborhood of Infinity,” a borrowed term used literally to describe the bounty of materials and creative inspiration he found in the industrial landscapes of his youth. For the last decade, Fitzgerald has been mining his early experiences, re-envisioning the mechanical world of his childhood through the eye of an artist.


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