DOMINIC DISPIRITO

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BIOGRAPHY

Dominic Dispirito, creates animations, paintings and sculptures that may on first glance appear simplistic, with a sketch-like rather than polished feel, but on closer inspection are revealed to be wittily observed and subtly sophisticated representations of the British working class.  The simplicity of line within Dispirito’s paintings – faces are commonly reduced to bold blocks of only a few bright colours – invitesvisitors to reflect on the nature of society, at both a personal and universal level.

Through his work, Dispirito is developing a unique aesthetic language, combining classical painting techniques with digital art.  All of his works start with the use of iPhone apps.  The drawings and animations composed in this digital space are then transformed into paintings which look to replicate the digital textures and colours of these studies born in the digital realm. Drawing from his working-class upbringing, as well as his personal battles with drug and alcohol addiction, Dispirito paints colourful and exuberant compositions that are uniquely recognisable.

Dominic Dispirito (b. 1982) was born in London where he currently lives and works. Dispirito earned his B.F.A. in 2013 from Middlesex University, London, and an M.F.A. in 2017 from the Slade School of Fine Art, London. In 2017, Dispirito was awarded the Bruce Maclean Prize and later that year won the Adrian Carruthers Studio Award. In 2018, he was nominated for the Dentons Art Prize.

Dispirito joined Annka Kultys Gallery in January 2018. June 2018 sees Dispirito present In the garden, Council Housed and Violent, the artist’s first ever solo show and first with the gallery. The exhibition presents a selection of the artist’s paintings, manually-3D-printed sculptures and animations in an immersive installation that continues the artist’s exploration of working class experience mediated by popular contemporary digital technologies.  In early 2018 Dispirito was part of the group exhibition Cacotopia 02 and he later traveled with the gallery to Material Art Fair in Mexico City.

Works by Dispirito have been included in solo and group exhibitions including: In the Garden, Council Housed and Violentat Annka Kultys Gallery, London; i’m sorry, i didn’t quite catch that (curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight) at Arebyte Gallery, London; Candyalongside Cristina BanBan, The Dot Project, London; Cacotopia 02 at Annka Kultys Galley, London; and The Politics of Too Many Rubbish Dinner Parties, Chalton Gallery, London.


SELECTED WORKS

ANNKA KUTLYS GALLERY
DOMINIC DISPIRITO
Love on the dole
2018
Oil on canvas
180 x 150 cm
(70 7/8 x 59 in)
Unique
(DDis033.18)
ANNKA KUTLYS GALLERY
DOMINIC DISPIRITO
It tastes better when it’s free
2018
Oil on canvas
180 x 150 cm
(70 7/8 x 59 in)
Unique
(DDis034.18)
ANNKA KUTLYS GALLERY
DOMINIC DISPIRITO
The pearly queen of hackney
2018
Oil and manually 3D printed PLA plastic on raw canvas
180 x 150 cm
(70 7/8 x 59 in)
Unique
(DDis036.18)
ANNKA KUTLYS GALLERY
DOMINIC DISPIRITO
Gurrrrrrttttccchhhyaaa, sling your hook
2018
Manually 3d printed PLA plastic on board
30 x 21 x 6 cm
(11 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 1 1/8 in)
Unique
ANNKA KUTLYS GALLERY
DOMINIC DISPIRITO
Pat the Butcher
2018
Manually 3d printed PLA plastic on board
30 x 21 x 6 cm
(11 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 2 3/8 in)
Unique
ANNKA KUTLYS GALLERY
DOMINIC DISPIRITO
Purple pearly
2017
Manually 3D printed PLA plastic on board
24 x 18 x 5 cm
(9 1/2 x 7 x 2 in)
Unique
(DDis015.17)
ANNKA KUTLYS GALLERY
DOMINIC DISPIRITO
I’ll give you an orange for Xmas
2018
Manually 3d printed PLA plastic on board
24 x 18 x 5 cm
(9 1/2 x 7 x 2 in)
Unique

 

ANNKA KUTLYS GALLERY
DOMINIC DISPIRITO
Pissing up the wrong tree
2018
Acrylic and manually 3D printed PLA plastic on
canvas
120 x 160 cm
(47 x 63 in)
Unique
(DDis038.18)
ANNKA KUTLYS GALLERY
DOMINIC DISPIRITO
Fuck, it’s a duck
2018
Acrylic and manually 3D printed PLA plastic on canvas
75 x 100 cm
(29 1/2 x 39 1/4 in)
Unique
(DDis037.18)

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PAST EXHIBITIONS AT ANNKA KULTYS

DOMINIC DISPIRITO  | IN THE GARDEN, COUNCIL HOUSED AND VIOLENT 

28  JUNE –  28 JULY 2018

ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY

DOMINIC DISPIRITO  | CACOTOPIA 02 

10  JANUARY –  10 FEBRUARY 2018

ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY

 

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