Sticky Thoughts is a collection of new prints and paintings by The Project Twins. Humour, irony and wit pervade their work while bold and playful graphics explore ideas of absurdity, identity and curiosity. Their use of minimal forms and bold shapes, rooted in the visual language of graphic design and semiotics, result in work that appears to directly communicate while also retaining a sense of ambiguity
The Project Twins work together through a process of dialogue and sketching, continually reducing forms to basic elements. The work presents various dualities between the serious and the ridiculous, the melancholic and the joyful.
The Project Twins are James and Michael Fitzgerald, a Cork based art and design duo. They create playful and graphic work across a broad range of disciplines including illustration, design, print-making, painting and three-dimensional work.
Selected exhibitions include: More Than One Maker, Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, 2015; Neutral, TULCA @ 126 Gallery, Galway, 2014; Stellar, CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, 2014; Deception & Sacrifice, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, 2014; Extinction, ‘Making Space Residency’, The Library Project, Dublin, 2013; Living/Loss: The Experience of Illness in Art, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, 2012. Their work is held in the permanent collections of the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Zuckerman Museum of Art, Georgia, USA.
Their graphic work has garnered international attention from an array of clients with commissions from Jameson, Aer Lingus, Bulmers, Penguin Group, The Guardian, Wired, Adweek, Variety, Nature Journal, Three Mobile, ING Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. The Project Twins are represented by Synergy Art in the UK and US, and by The Illustration Room in Australia. They are members of the Illustrator’s Guild of Ireland and Cork Printmakers. They work from Sample-Studios in Cork city.