Eleanor Halls has written an article for GQ Magazine that speaks about working class artists and their lack of support in the creative industry, including an interview with Dominic Dispirito about his upbringing and working class background: “The art world is so exclusive. It’s over-intellectualised and academic. The fees for university are far too expensive and rent is so high in London.” To read the article and Dispirito’s interview, click here.
During a recent studio visit, DATEAGLEART got behind the frustrations of Dominic Dispirito, and discussed how his art can be used for positive change. The artist portrays authentic experiences of growing up in a British working-class environment, and believes that this topic is not being spoken about enough. Read the full interview here.
Dominic Dispirito’s first solo exhibition with AKG In the Garden, Council Housed and Violent is featured on Mousse magazine. The exhibition is on view at AKG through Saturday 28 July 2018. See the complete feature here.
For the second month in a row, an Annka Kultys Gallery exhibition has been selected as one of Hackney Citizen’s top East End Exhibitions. Making an interesting connection between the current show, Dominic Dispirito’s In the Garden, Council Housed and Violent, and the previous show, Molly Soda’s Me and My Gurls, the author Andrew Barnes writes: “Annka Kultys Gallery is hosting another digital artist whose work would be literally unimaginable mere decades ago. Where Soda utilised her internet presence to bring viewers inside her personal Panopticon, Dominic Dispirito is concerned with how others are viewed and vilified, namely the British ‘chav.’” In the Garden, Council Housed and Violent will remain on view through 28 July. You can read the full article here.
isthisit? group exhibition i‘m sorry, i didn’t quite catch that, curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight, has been featured by AQNB. The show, which explores themes of digital death and automation, features works by !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Stine Deja, Marie Munk, Olga Fedorova and Dominic Dispirito. To read the full write-up, click here.
White Hot Magazine of Contemporary Art writer Karen Moe has written a full round-up of Mexican art fairs Zona Maco and Material. Specifically, she mentions AKG’s booth at Material: “In a correspondingly aesthetic frolic, Dominic Dispirito of London’s Annka Kultys Gallery used a new fangled 3-D pen to build a flower garden that is reminiscent of one of Matisse’s charming bouquets. An electric blue blob that is maybe a melting Popsicle then overtakes the whole pretty thing.” To read the full review, click here.
Artist and writer John Bingham has featured Cacotopia 02 on his blog! The group show features five recent graduates from around Europe, giving these young artists a chance to show off their work. Rather than showing all five artists at once, in this show, each artist is shown once at a time as the show unfolds over five weeks. For more information and to read Bingham’s full post, click here.
FAD Magazine has listed Cacotopia 02, the current group show at Annka Kultys Gallery, as one of the top 7 art exhibitions to see in London right now. The author, Tabish Khan, writes: “This impressive and labour intensive exhibition returns with a new artist every week during the six week run. My visit coincided with Hugo Servanin’s classical sculptures that allow water to seep into them and this distorts their shape over time. But the beauty of the show is visitors will have a different experience to mine.” Also on view as part of the show are Yarli Allison, Michal Plata, Bob Bicknell-Knight and Dominic Dispirito. To check out the complete list of rankings, click here.
Wall Street International has featured Cacotopia 02, the current group show at Annka Kultys Gallery. Featuring the work of five emerging artists—Yarli Allison, Michal Plata, Hugo Servanin, Bob Bicknell-Knight and Dominic Dispirito—the show aims to give these young creatives a first platform to display their talent. Rather than showing all five artists at once, Cacotopia 02 shows one artist at a time, unfolding over the course of five weeks. Cacotopia 02 will be on view through 10 February. For more information, click here.
Things-to-do app DOJO has reviewed Cacotopia 02, the current group show at Annka Kultys Gallery. Unlike traditional group shows in which all of the artists are shown together, in Cacotopia, each artist is shown one at a time over the course of five weeks. For the second edition of this annual exhibition program, the artists selected are Yarli Allison, Michal Plata, Hugo Servanin, Bob Bicknell-Knight and Dominic Dispirito. Click here to read the full review.
Annka Kultys Gallery is pleased to announce that Dominic Dispirito has been shortlisted for the Spring/Summer 2018 Dentons Art Prize. The Dentons Art Prize is a biannual award of £5,000 given to a single artist by an independent panel of judges. Additionally, all shortlisted artists are given access to expert pro bono legal advice and their artwork is offered for sale. Curator Niamh White and artist Tim A. Shaw launched the prize in January 2016. For more information and to see the complete shortlist of artists, please click here.
Art Verge features the work of Dominic Dispirito, which mimics the colors and textures of digital artwork. The author, Yannis Kostaria, writes that Dispirito’s practice “is a kind of new painting genre that enthusiastically takes advantage of the modern technology and brings the digital experience to the art world, while evidently inducing more artists to interact with art mediums beyond the traditional.” Read the full article here.
Dominic Dispirito, included in the upcoming group show Cacotopia 02 at AKG, is interviewed by Christina Nafziger for Art Maze. Discussing his unique choices in media, Dispirito says: “I am always interested in discovering new ways of making as well as the relationship between human and machine, the tangible and the intangible. I suppose I’m of a generation where we witnessed the transition from analogue to digital modes of production. It’s a funny and sometimes weird world that we are living in.” Take a look at the full interview here.
Writer Bee Beardsworth has just reviewed Candy, Dominic Dispirito’s dual-show with Christina BanBan at The Dot Project in London. She writes: “If Candy…were a sweet, it would be a gobstopper: a cacophony of bright, childlike colours slowly dissolving to reveal layer after layer of thought-provoking messages and meaning.” You can find the full review here.
Something Curated has written a round-up of the “5 Art Prizes and Awards to Know About,” mentioning Dominic Dispirito, winner of the 2017 Adrian Caruthers Studio Award. You can find the full article here.
Dominic Dispirito is listed by the Culture Trip as one of “17 Up-and-Coming Artists on Instagram Who Could Make You Rich.” Take a look at the full list here.
Artist and writer Holly Watkins has profiled Dominic Dispirito, with whom she recently collaborated with. Describing his work flow, she writes: “Dominic had a unique way of working, he showed me that most of his imagery is first created on his phone. He then uses an airbrush to recreate the effect on a larger scale.” You can read her full piece here.
Artist and writer John Bingham has just published an interview with Dominic Dispirito on his blog. Describing the subject matter of his work, Dispirito says: “I’m interested in contemporary technologies and their sociological impact, the relationship between human and machine and the virtual world and the real world.” You can read the full interview here.
Amadeus Magazine has written a glowing review of Candy, Dominic Dispirito’s dual show with Christina BanBan at The Dot Project. They write: “Dispirito focuses on subjective human states of being. His subject matter is isolated and reduced, becoming the focus for painterly exercises in color, volume and style.” You can read the full review here.
Dominic Dispirito, one of the recent MFA graduates included in the upcoming group show Cacotopia 02 at Annka Kultys Gallery, is profiled by Dylan Jones in the September issue of British GQ. To read the full profile, click here (page 152).
Congratulations to Dominic Dispirito, who has been selected as the winner of the 2017-2018 Adrian Caruthers Studio Award! The prize, allocated to one final-year MA student from The Slade School of Fine Art, offers a free studio for one year, a cash bursary, mentoring and the opportunity to work with a partner gallery towards an exhibition or public project. For more information, click here.
Dominic Dispirito’s work in the 2017 Slade School of Fine Art MFA Degree Show has been listed in Elephant Magazine’s round-up of top highlights from the show. The author, Emily Steer, writes: “The world in Dispirito’s works feels recognisable but also oddly alien, and has a sketchy rather than polished feel to it, drawing to mind a place that is malleable and changeable, as well as technically experimental for the artist.” You can read the full list of highlights here.