The Project Twins (b. 1982)
The Project Twins are James and Michael Fitzgerald, an Irish based collaborative art duo. They work across a broad range of disciplines including painting, print-making, design, illustration and three-dimensional work.
The Project Twins work together through a process of dialogue and sketching, continually reducing forms to their most basic elements. Their use of minimal forms and graphic shapes are rooted in the visual language of signs, symbols and pictograms. They are interested in the use of this as a universal language and its ability to convey ideas, information and narratives. Recognisable and simple shapes are used as a way to build their own visual lexicon or graphic language which appears to directly communicate while also retaining a sense of ambiguity, allowing for interpretation and inquiry.
Alongside their fine art practice they regularly produce editorial illustrations for the likes of The Guardian, Nature Journal and The Economist amongst others. With a focus on social, political and economic work they produce concept driven illustrations which responds directly to the themes within the articles.
Artworks by The Project Twins
The UCC Art Collection includes the following artworks