I use my body as my medium to draw in space.  The ephemeral, hieroglyphic forms I create emerge spontaneously in solitude and in collaboration with other artists.  They are direct emotional responses to the environments I am located within, the people I share them with, internal dialogues and to my body itself.   This is the language I use to convey my deepest emotions. Captured photographically, they transform into permanent records of time and space.  Committed in monumental form to papyrus, new perceptual dimensions emerge.  I am excited to announce the first solo exhibition of my work: 'Ephemeral Hieroglyph' at HSoA Gallery, London in Autumn 2021. This exhibition follows work I undertook with @estorickcollection and @pitzhanger in 2019 and will be staged prior to installations I will create at galleries in the UK/US in 2022.  © Dominic Blake 2016-2021 

Upcoming

'Revaluing the Life Model in Art Practice', symposium, Aesthetics Research Centre, University of Kent:  Co-curator with Dr. Aurélie Debaene / keynote speaker, May 2022.

 

'Are Life Models Artists?', article, Aesthetic Investigations Volume VII (issue 1), December 2023: Models and Sitters: The Art and Aesthetics of Posing.

RCA Drawing research portal:  'Symbiotic Performance Art: Are Life Models Artists or mercenary drawing instruments?', lecture, 2020/21/22.

Travelling the Great Circle, book, published 14 January 2022 by KScope Music and available via Rough Trade and Barnes and Noble (in the US).

Arborescent, book, due for publication December 2022 by KScope Music.

U.S. performance installations, NYC, autumn 2022.

Past:

Charleston Press No. 4:  'Model and Artist in one body'; chapter co-authored with Aurélie Debaene, commissioned by The Charleston Trust, August 2021.

Artist in Residence, The Crypt Gallery, London, September 2021.

Aesthetica Magazine:  Contributing writer, August 2021.

'Photographic performance art in the digital age', article featuring in the summer 2021 edition of Los Angeles based Art for All Magazine.

The National Gallery:  'Are Life Models Artists?', lecture, 2019.

Mall Galleries:  'Are Life Models Artists?', lecture, 2019.

Royal Academy of Arts Staff Summer Group Show, 2019.

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art:  Performance installation in response to Umberto Boccioni sculptures, 2019. 

Pitzhanger Manor:  Performance installation in response to Anish Kapoor's Red to Blue series, 2019.

Royal College of Art:  Performance installation - Interpretation of untitled Henry Moore sculpture, 2019. 

The Royal Society of Sculptors:  'Signals' Performance Installation, 2018.

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© Dominic Blake 2016-22 | dominicblakeartist@gmail.com | London