Illustration // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Michael Dotson (born 1982, Cleveland, OH) lives in Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA from American University in Washington, D.C. and his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH. His work has been included in exhibitions at DCKT, New York, NY; Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY; and throughout the United States. He has received press coverage in Dwell Magazine and New American Paintings.
Illustration // Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Michael Dotson's work explores subject matter such as time progression, space, fluidity, deconstruction, symmetry in representational and abstract shape explorations. Dotson is focused on the life of color and pattern. He studied at the American University and the Cleveland Institute of Art and has done work for the likes of Contemporary Art Daily, Franco Ferrari and Daniel Guerrero.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
Michael Dotson's paintings are a myriad assortment of abstract planes in lurid hues, highly stylized and flattened representation, and hard edged abstract space. Each painting occupies a different degree of depth and flatness, presenting a maze of imagined and observed realms. Here are a selection of his more recent works.
Illustration // Friday, May 13, 2011
'We have reached a point in technology where it is possible to make any fantasy a complete virtual reality. These realities are navigable, and can be experienced on a limited sensory level, but always with a sense of remove. You cannot breathe the air, feel the temperature, taste or smell. Most importantly, you cannot touch anything. In essence, you are always just a viewer, and any sense of participation is illusory. This relationship is similar to the way we experience paintings which are also not to be touched.' Michael Dotson