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Dexter Dalwood

Pronouns: He/him

Born: Bristol, UK

Home: London, UK

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Classes

 Three Limited Capacity Classes: provides participants with a supportive, inclusive and creative environment to engage with various artforms, encouraging positive social interaction, a strong sense of community, and artistic expression of each individual.

Title:

Contemporary Art (Where Do We Go From Here?)

An Introduction to Considering the Context of Where Your Work Exists        - Dexter Dalwood

Unique opportunity to learn with world renowned artist Dexter Dalwood, Artist Trustee for the National Gallery, London, 2011-2019 (appointed by the Prime Minister), Liaison Trustee Tate Gallery London, 2017 – 2019, Royal College of Art, London, MFA (Fine Art), St. Martins School of Art, London, BFA (Painting), Turner Prize nominee, and Blue-Chip Representation w/ Simon Lee Gallery. Dexter has just completed a museum show at Museo Nacional de Arte in Mexico City and two gallery shows with Simon Lee in Hong Kong and Mexico. Dexter will lead a small group of select artists exploring contemporary artists and art forms through the examination of critical works. Participants will gain a better vantage point to view contemporary art’s dynamic trajectory, exploring text, pop-culture, and film, that have had a dramatic impact on the arts. This course is like a multivitamin for up-and-coming artists of all disciplines looking to break into the contemporary art world and take their work and practice to the next level. The aim of this seminar will be to push participants to think harder about the decisions they make concerning their own practice and to better understand what they are making art for in the first place. Participants will acquire a comfort level with artworks that might have previously seemed challenging or inaccessible.

This seminar is by application only.

w/ Dexter Dalwood, Artist Trustee for the National Gallery, London, Liaison Trustee Tate Gallery London, Royal College of Art, London, MFA (Fine Art), St. Martins School of Art, London, BFA (Painting)

Esto no me pertenece, exhibition view
Esto no me pertenece, exhibition view

Esto no me pertenece, exhibition view, Museo Nacional de Arte (Munal) Mexico City (n.b. all images Copyright Dexter Dalwood)

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Esto no me pertenece, exhibition view
Esto no me pertenece, exhibition view

Esto no me pertenece, exhibition view, Museo Nacional de Arte (Munal) Mexico City (n.b. all images Copyright Dexter Dalwood)

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Esto no me pertenece, exhibition view
Esto no me pertenece, exhibition view

Esto no me pertenece, exhibition view, Museo Nacional de Arte (Munal) Mexico City (n.b. all images Copyright Dexter Dalwood)

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Esto no me pertenece, exhibition view
Esto no me pertenece, exhibition view

Esto no me pertenece, exhibition view, Museo Nacional de Arte (Munal) Mexico City (n.b. all images Copyright Dexter Dalwood)

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Artist's Statement

Dexter Dalwood is a rare instance of an artist equipped to examine how history is constructed and interpreted through the making of paintings which are both intellectually challenging and visually seductive. The artist’s juxtaposition of quotations and references from a broad and eclectic range of subjects is reflected in his transposition of the cut-and-paste of the collage technique to canvas. Not only does Dalwood possess a profound cultural and historical knowledge, he also perceives the connections between art history, politics, music, literature and personal experience, which he intimates with a remarkable lightness of touch. His paintings reward close observation, for the event or situation depicted is always reflected in the styles of painting that were developed during the periods referred to in the work. In Dalwood’s practice the medium of painting is not only examined and celebrated in terms of its history and legacy; Dalwood also demonstrates the enduring contemporary relevance of painting as a way of communicating how we experience the world in which we live. On the flat, painted surface Dalwood creates a breathtaking pluralism that refracts and collides the memory of the past with future recollections of the present. It is no coincidence that the subjects of his paintings are always physically absent, portrayed through depictions of the environments that they might have occupied. Their invisibility heightens the mystery and artifice of the scene but also removes the most recognisable aspect of figuration from works that ultimately communicate something that goes beyond depiction or language. Much more than the sum of their very disparate parts, Dalwood’s paintings make an uncompromising claim for the continuing tradition of the medium. - Simon Lee Gallery

Bio

Dexter Dalwood was born in Bristol, England in 1960. He received a B.A. from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London in 1985, and an M.A. from the Royal College of Art, London in 1990. Dalwood’s work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world, including at Kunsthaus Centre d’art Centre PasquArt, Biel; Sydney Biennale, Australia; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Tate and Saatchi international collections, ICA, London; David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Nolan Judin Gallery, Berlin Gagosian Gallery, Intl. among others. He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2010 following his mid- career retrospective at Tate St Ives, Cornwall.Between 2011 and 2019 Dalwood was an Artist Trustee for the National Gallery, London, and served as the liaison Trustee on the Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery between 2017 and 2019. He is represented by Simon Lee Gallery London and Hong Kong . Between 2011 and 2019 Dalwood was an Artist Trustee for the National Gallery, London, and served as the liaison Trustee on the Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery between 2017 and 2019. He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2010 following his mid- career retrospective at Tate St Ives, Cornwall. Dalwood currently has an exhibition on in Mexico at an institution called Centre de las Artes San Agustin ( CaSa ) Etla Oaxaca. The exhibition is on until 19th June 2022.