DOTMASTERS – PRESS RELEASE 9TH MAY 2016
New print release inspired by Croydon Astro Boy mural.
Back in November last year Dotmasters painted a giant Astro Boy, the second of his walls as part of Croydon Mural Project and adding to his TOY series.
Today he takes his homage to the legendary manga character a step further with the release ‘I’ve had a thing for Astroboy since exhibiting in Tokyo a few years at Gypsy Eyes Cafe. The recent mural in Croydon only helped to me love him more. So here he is, the latest one of the TOY series i started painting them for Nuart festival in 2008.’
Printed at the wonderful Mesh silkscreens on 375 gsm Lambeth cartridge stock 100% cotton rag with a wapping 12 colours it comes as an edition of 50, signed numbered and embossed. The size of the print is 90cm x 35cm and is a partnership print with Attollo art.
You can purchase the print atdotmaster.co.ukfrom 8pm tonight BST.
Dotmasters has a busy few months ahead with his Glastonbury Festival field The Unfairground, along with a new clothing collab and more.
More photos here:dotmaster.co.uk/astroboy-print-release/
London born & bred artist Dotmasters, started painting on the streets in the early ‘90s. Previously part of the C6.org collective, who hit headlines worldwide in 1997 with ‘Man in a box,’ when they incarcerated and starved him in a surveillance cube in a gallery in Brighton. His work is a mixture of stark black and white street pieces and unique, photo-real colour stencils, that fool the eye and take a sideways look at a populist media with a typically English sense of humour. This led him to be invited to take part in Banksy’s Waterloo ‘Cans Festival’, featured in Oscar-nominated ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ and recently worked on the set of ‘Tomorrow’ an upcoming Martin Scorsese film shot in London. If that wasn’t enough, he’s also a driving force behind the world famous Nuart festival in Norway, and regularly collaborates with the Mutoid Waste Company, grass roots activists, Glastonbury Festival, luxury brands, Fuji Rock Festival, weirdo’s, developers and drop outs.
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