Gallery of Artwork by Michael Dawson
Most of the work is available for purchaseI welcome commissions exhibitions and projects
Born In Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.
Lives And Works In Edinburgh, Scotland.
I produce vibrant works on paper, wood, mdf and canvas in a neo-expressionist style that is often mistaken as 'outsider' but I take that as a compliment.
Intense and energetic, rich in vivid colour and heavily covered in text, stencils and bursts of texture, the works are primarily concerned with a universal experience filtered through my life, a social commentary.
Whilst the majority of my work evidently references pop, neo expressionism and outsider art, I have successfully developed a language of my own. Places that I have visited directly influence my work — the colours of New Orleans, the Caribbean and Malaysia, and the urban landscapes of New York, Paris, London and Berlin. Contemporary culture, history, geography, political and corporate worlds, word-play and music all get put into the food blender too.
My work has no set agenda, theme or subject matter — it is informed by what I am passionate about, what makes me angry and what makes me joyous — how I respond to what I see and hear around me... I try to find beauty in the ordinary, in the mundane, in the over-looked, and in what is commonly regarded as ugly... I am also scathing of what I see as unfair, cruel and brutal in the world. This is also your world.
If my photographs have a mission at all, it is this: to capture both mundane and extraordinary scenes, moments and environments, people and events and present them in an interesting way.
It may be a tube train emerging from a tunnel or the dark interior of an abandoned building or my walk into town. Whatever the locale, on the best of days, I hope to ignite unexpected feelings and thoughts in the viewer.
I have been creating photographs in theatre, concerts and festivals too for over 25 years.
If you require any information on sales, exhibitions, commissions, use of or any other enquiry about my work, please feel free to contact me – firstname.lastname@example.org+44 (0)781 492 4537.
Please note that prints are available for almost any painting / photograph on the site.