Taking a sideways look at populist media, work from Dotmaster draws on the visual history of land reform. A city wall reflects a struggle against a state, an uprising of a dispossessed faction seeking to even the score rather than unifying a divided land.
Dotmaster, a London artist, who started painting on the streets of Brighton in the early ’90s. He takes a sideways look at a populist media with a typically English sense of humour. His work is impeccably detailed – half-tone, stark black and white street works contrast with photo-real stencils.
Invited to take part in Banksy’s Waterloo ‘Cans Festival’ 2008 and featuring in ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’, 2010. A driving force behind the Nuart festival in Norway, He is an active Uncrew member of the misfit freak show that is The Unfairground and he has collaborated with grass roots activists, luxury brands, festivals, weirdos, and drop outs.
Hidden Civil War was a month long programme of events and exhibitions across Newcastle upon Tyne that exposed, collated and presented evidence of a Hidden Civil War in Britain today. Hidden Civil War, a collaborative project, commissioned by The NewBridge Project and developed in partnership with East St Arts, Hands on Film Lab, Metal, Paper Rhino, Mark Donne, Taryn Edmonds, Chris Erskine, Julia Heslop, Beth Ramsay, Julie Tomlin, Vicky Ward and Aisha Zia. Hidden Civil War was delivered with the support of partner venues; Cobalt Studios, Tyne Theatre, Summerhill Bowling Club and The Cumberland Arms. Accompanying publication, The Precariat is produced by Paper Rhino.