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 


Aesthetica Magazine:  Contributing writer, July 2021.

Charleston:  'Model and Artist in one body'; essay co-authored with Aurélie Debaene within Charleston Press No. 4, a journal inspired by the 2021 Charleston exhibitions Nina Hamnett and Lisa Brice.  Commissioned by The Charleston Trust.

RCA Drawing research portal:  'Symbiotic Performance Art: Are Life Models Artists or mercenary drawing instruments?', lecture, Summer 2021.

KScope Music:  Travelling the Great Circle, book (due for publication, October 2021).

Aesthetics Research Centre, University of Kent:  Co-curator with Aurélie Debaene / keynote speaker, symposium 'Revaluing the Life Model in Art Practice', Autumn 2021.

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

HSoA Gallery London, 'Ephemeral Hieroglyph', solo exhibition, 14 Oct - 1 Nov 2021.

'Revaluing the Life Model in Art Practice', book (co-author with Aurélie Debaene), due for publication end of 2022.

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


US installations at two major museums, 2022.


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

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. 

© Dominic Blake 2016-21 | dominicblakeartist@gmail.com | London