Lot 97 - Gavin Dobson - Crouching By the Cactus
Oil on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Gavin is an artist based in East London. Originally from the North East of England, he trained in Fine Art at Middlesex University specialising in painting. Alongside his painting, Gavin is also an experienced screen printer. Gavin tends to keep his paintings loose and expressive, using fluid movements and textures to create engaging and lively pieces which thoughtfully lead the viewer to a chosen narrative. In recent years Gavin’s practice has focused in exploring homosexuality and the various subcultures which surround it, looking into the expectations and stereotypes which gay men face and how in turn this can affect ones mental health. His paintings are loose and expressive tackling the emotional highs and lows of being a gay man in contemporary Britain. Queer culture exists beyond a week at Pride and it has a proud and sadly unearthed history which in turn has affected notions surrounding masculinity/ femininity and indeed what it means to be gay.
BA Fine Art Middlesex University
2023. Kink - East Art Gallery
2023. Wild Thoughts - The Lido Stores
2022. Just Be Nice - East London Art Gallery
2022. Sugarcube ll - The Lido Stores
2022. The Art Car Boot Fair
2022. Folkstone Art Gallery - The Open Call
2022. Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries
2022. Focus 22 - Design Centre Chelsea
2022. Art Shop - White Paper Pen
2022. The Hoxton Hotel - Southwark
2022. Louder and Prouder - Brunswick Gallery
2022. Queer Frontiers - Artiq
2022. Contemporary British Painting 3 - Bermondsey Project Space
2022. Leaf - The Artists Friend, Box Park
2022. Design Centre London - Chelsea
2022. The Affordable Arts Fair - Hampstead
2021. Choose Love - Soho Revue
2021. Satelittes - Rise Art
2021. The Other Art Fair - Saatchi
2021. The Affordable Art Fair - Battersea
2020. Twelve days of Christmas - Artiq
2020. Choose Love Auction - Printclub London
2020. Queer Frontiers - Artiq
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Perfect bodies in paradise conditions. Pools, ponds, lidos, are places to work out or to relax and gaze at the surrounding beauty whilst floating weightlessly in a sea of blue. They’re also meeting places. Speedos, shorts, six-packs. A glance of a muscular back - wet - as it strains to heave its owner out of the pool. Who is watching who?
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