To coincide with the ‘Cross The Line’ show at 2B Gallery in Mallorca i am releasing a small ‘Indigo Get’s Up’ edition. It’s one of my favourites from years of experimenting with patterns colours and content with this image of my niece. Printed by the wonderful Mesh Silkscreens in Bristol on 375gsm Lambeth cotton rag. It’s a 5 colour silkscreen and an edition of 27 for €350 Print is available here.
For those of you into NFT’s i will be releasing an ‘Indigo Gets Up’ Marylin edition through the same gallery at 2pm friday the 18th of june. It has personalised un lockable content a little time lapse easter egg for the owner. NFT’s can be found here
Finally a show abroad ! Old time collaborator 2b art gallery are an old head on a new body. I’ve been working with these guys for a decade in different guises. An amazing space to show art, the Portals Nous Grand hotel is a space that we have invaded before, many moons ago.
Check out how we bombed the space before the current hotel was built!
This time its canapés and cans… as the final installation of works from old friends fill the newly designed and built 5 star hotel…oh how times have changed eh!?
This will be the first outing for a full canvas showing for my Stick em up works on canvas. It will be nice to finally show you what they look like in the flesh.
Each artist is releasing some NFT’s to coincide with the show stay tuned for details
From June 10 – July 31, 2021 2B Gallery is excited to announce its first group exhibition titled “Cross the Line”. From June 10th to and 30th of July 2021, at 2B Art & Toys Gallery, located at the Iberostar Hotel Portals Nous Grand, Carrer Falconer, 19, 07181 Portals Nous, Illes Balears. “Cross the Line” group exhibition will feature works of four internationally established artists whose art is intricately linked to the urban environment. In this exhibition, Nick Walker, Ben Eine, Dotmaster, and El Pez invite us to overstep the invisible line that separates the comfort of the established from the inevitable transgression. In making visible both the restrictions and the freedoms of urban culture, they explore how identities and histories are created, transformed, or invented. Through irony, Nick Walker represents criticism, Ben Eine is the master of lettering, Dotmaster is the magician of counterpoint and refined aesthetics, while El Pez presents new and direct communication with the public. Each one represents their own type of language within urban art, but together they become icons of nonconformity.
Remember when you could fill your bag with assortment of sweets from a row of bins at your local supermarket?
Ours was a Woolworths, it was often a spot where kids honed their shoplifting skills.I suppose since covid they will never return and perhaps a generation will lose a much valued talent.
Over the last 20 years in various shows both in the uk and abroad I’ve often done a pic n mix wall, an assortment of bright A4 ish size works that incorporate loads of small stencils from my odds and sods drawer in the studio. It’s a weird assortment of text, flowers, animals and dead rockstars cut for many one of a kind things, gifts and themed shows.
As prices rise I have always tried to offer something of a bargain in these little one off works. Bright quirky panels, hand painted originals for a pic n mix price of £99There are 54 of these eye candy pieces to choose from each one a unique work. Sold on a first come first served basis will be available from graffik gallery on the 14th of may (please book a slot for your visit)
An archive of Dotmasters paper works, spanning over a decade of experiments and test sprays. Whether painted to try out ideas for prints or an exploratory working out of colours for new artworks, these paper works form the initial genesis of my well-known prints, canvas and street works.
Painted on fancy french cotton rag art paper, every test sheet is a work of art in it’s own right, from an unseen archive.
Paper is unforgiving: make a mistake and it’s there forever, especially when you’re using spray paint (there is no eraser for that!). Registration for multiple layered works becomes difficult, masking and set up is key to each sheet.
The quality and price of the paper always makes me treat each work with a caution and care that I don’t often feel with other mediums. Always painted for my own eyes and my archive, these works are a personal playground.
For the show ‘Artist’s Proof’, I’ve picked my favourite pieces from my back catalogue. Never before seen or available for sale, these one-off works have evolved from over a decade of work.
Artist’s Proof is my first show for over a year, the show title is a defiant statement that I am still here, still making. Other works in the show are works made in lockdown, experiments with materials and light.
Lockdown has closed us down, locked us up and, in a large number of cases had us reaching for the bottle. It’s good to be opening up again.. join us for a socially distanced drink.
I’ve been working on some new “Stick em Up!” works for a series of upcoming shows, This is by far the most ambitious one to date, 23 stencils and over 40 colours. I started this over a year ago and have been playing with the idea of gaffa taping objects to walls for a couple of years now…Then some loon in Basel Miami, stuck a banana to a wall and sold it for a ridiculous figure, and suddenly everyone was gaffa taping stuff to walls to take the piss. So i shelved the project waiting for the hoo-ha to die down. This is my reply.
Proud to present my lockdown labours in this multi channel broadcast show, event, web thingy. So first was there was Lockdown Magazine, Dot2Dot portraits and a release of the wino boxes now finally some work you can see in the flesh in this site specific Christmas light shop front installation.
In collaboration with Kensington and Chelsea art week as part of their lockdown HIGH STREET WINDOWS. A series of site-specific window installations across Kensington, activating local high streets through imaginative interventions by contemporary artists.
The small boxes displayed in the windows are experiments in materials and light that were made during lockdown. Boxed-in, we have all tried to see the bright side, and these naughty rude kids lights have been my way of bringing some light with these humorous candid acts of indoor disobedience. The entire building is transformed into a giant, glowing light box, blurring the boundaries between inside and outside.
A full explanation of the show as well as a shop to buy it, can be found here Lockdown show.
If you were one of the lucky ones to bag a copy of Lockdown magazine then this offer is for you! Simply follow the instructions on page 34, send me a photograph of yourself, your nearest and dearest or possibly your pet and i will turn it into a unique Dot 2 Dot portrait.
A mixture of digital and hand drawn portrait, will be delivered as a A2 giclee (archival print) on 250gsm paper as well as digital file to share on your social networks (you know you love it!)
Orders before December the 7th will be delivered before Christmas Simply follow the instructions in your copy of Lockdown Magazine (No Magazine No portrait!!).
Lockdown magazine a show catalogue for a troubled time. Half catalogue of new work, half a reaction to being cooped up all year.
A bumper Lockdown Limited edition magazine, 52 glorious, full colour pages. Free gifts! Patches! original works, and obligatory masks. Exclusive sticker and street scene collectable. Be the first in your street to commission a Dotmasters Dot 2 Dot portrait (an offer thats exclusive a to Lockdown magazine subscribers.)
Obsessive compulsive narcissism by mail order.
Limited edition of 150 one per customer.
This lockdown, your coffee table looks shit without one. Only a pony ! …Thats £25 plus p&p.