Justin de Verteuil ‘Sweet Odour’

Titled Sweet Odour, Justin de Verteuil’s exhibition explores the complexities of interpersonal relationships and the tension in seeking intimacy while partially concealing one’s private feelings and emotions. The title draws attention to the darker impulses ubiquitously present in all of us, revealed in the smell of sweat, an odour which admits one’s true inclinations and fears. Born in 1990 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Justin de Verteuil began his education with an informal tutorship under Edward Bowen in Trinidad before attending the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf as a guest student in the class of Peter Doig. de Verteuil arrives at his images through an organic interplay of biographical and literary sources, guided by intuition and consideration of painterly composition. Sweet Odour is on view until April 8th at ADZ Gallery, Lisboa.

Merry go Round, 2022 Oil on Linen
90 x 110cm

Crazy Peter, 2022 oil on linen 140x 110 cm

Im Grünen, 2022 oil on linen 30 x 43cm

Golzheim, 2022 oil on linen 150 x 110cm

Untitled, 2022 oil on linen 28 x 44cm

Untitled (Schiller Platz), 2023 Oil on linen
200 x 160cm

Images couresty of Justin de Verteuil & ADZ Gallery