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 Fairin 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.
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PAST EXHIBITIONS AT ANNKA KULTYS
28 JUNE – 28 JULY 2018
10 JANUARY – 10 FEBRUARY 2018