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39. Dominic Beattie

Untitled (Orange and Blue)

Estimate: £950 - 1,500

The Crossover - Lot 39, Dominic Beattie, Untitled (Orange and Blue)
Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Ink, spray paint, staples and MDF on plywood.
36 x 28 cm.
Created in 2019

A patchwork style geometric abstraction 'stitched' together by staples. This work is an exploratory example of Dominic Beattie's interest in textile, design and pattern. 

The aesthetic of Dominic's work fits comfortably in the realm of geometric abstraction, but close up the materials he works with appear coarse with rough edges that do not fit seamlessly together.

Seeing the edges of his work and the slight variation in the colour tones encourages us to think of the maker and the materials themselves. Dominic's work often crosses over and borrows from the world of design and textiles. His exhibitions have combined modernist furniture and abstract, pattern-based paintings. Described as having an 'anti-digital aesthetic', Dominic uses non-traditional materials to achieve the character of his work. 

He says of his work, "I tend to make things that approximate the modernist aesthetic in some way. I deliberately avoid trying to express any concepts, I work in a visual realm and I prefer the viewer to decide what they are looking at."

Accolades
Dominic Beattie graduated from Camberwell College of Art. Notable solo exhibitions of his include the 2018 shows, Cascade, at JGM Gallery and Sweet at Fold Gallery. He was the winner of UK/Raine Painting Prize at the Saatchi Gallery in 2015. 

In 2018 Dominic curated Harder Edge II, Saatchi Gallery and The Hospital Club, and Kaleidoscope at Fold Gallery in 2016. His work is in the collections of the Saatchi Gallery, Soho House and numerous private collections.

Dominic is also showing Untitled in The Crossover.

The Crossover - Lot 39, Dominic Beattie, Untitled (Orange and Blue)

12 Oct Oct 12

Candid Arts, 3 Torrens St, London EC1V 1NQ