Lot 22 - Michael Dawson - Working Class Fireflies
Chinagraph Pencil and Crayon on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
I mainly make vibrant images on paper, wood, and canvas in an expressionist, graphic and romantic style. The work has been called 'outsider'; I take that as a compliment!
I use a combination of elements to make paintings – acrylic paint and oil sticks, colour and text, historical references, contemporary culture, social commentary, abstraction and figuration, to create deliberate enigmas, mysterious kaleidoscopes!
Self taught artist (BA HONS English)
Jul - Aug 2022 The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition
May 2018 National Galleries of Scotland ‘Artists at Work’ (Group Show)
2014 - 2016 Scottish Royal Academy Open Exhibition, Edinburgh UK (2016 Recipient of Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition Award, Summerhall Prize)
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The four A6 pieces are made in a loose, fast automatic style. I combine colour and text as an oblique, enigmatic commentary on my life and society as I find them.
They are an expressionistic frozen moment, the lid is lifted and what is there escapes!
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