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Central to Dobson’s practice is the German word “Verfremdung” implying an approach to representation which instead of being a response to the real visual world and its meaning, exists on its own terms. In his paintings, object impressions made on wet layers of acrylic paint are manipulated by subsequently applying several layers of thin paint, with an allusion to pixilation. Subjected to varied registers- digital images, scientific illustrations, maps, and other technological means of image making, forms and colours gain a separate reality within the structure and process of production itself.
He lives and works in London and studied at Reading University. In 1997 he won the Logos Prize; In 2002, 2004 was shortlisted for John Moore’s; and, in 1998 for the Jerwood Painting Prize.
2004 Art Bond, London.
2003: Bettie Morton Gallery, London; Brixton Open, London.
Solo: Dagmar Gallery, London 1995: Onda Gallery, London 1995; Ayse, Bremen 1996; Logos Gallery, London 1997; Diana Moon Gallery, London 1998; Groucho Club, London 2001; Art Bond, London 2004. Other Exhibitions: Studio Gallery, Madrid 1981; The Museum, Newbury (installation) 1983; Dagmar Gallery, London 1993; Discerning Eye, London 1995; WAS shows 1995-2000; Blue Funk, Levi Gallery, London 1996; Discerning Eye 1999; Britart Online Gallery 2000; Clapham Art Gallery 2000; Mafuji Gallery, London 2001 and 2002; Brixton Open 2003; Bettie Morton Gallery, London 2003.