ARTISTS OF THE MONTH

Dom Pattinson

Dom Pattinson is an unusual urban artist as he has formal training from Winchester School of Art and did his MA at the Glasgow School of Art. After graduating Dom spent some time living in Russia and Northern Ireland where he saw the murals and graffiti as powerful forms of dissent and protest. Urban and street art became his genre for communicating his own form of gentle parody and satire.

His work is full of subversive humor, at times giving a nod to Warhol with his use of repetition, replacing icons with wild animals such as zebra, elephants and bears. He riffs on Hirst, mocking his motifs of skulls and butterflies with added comedy glasses. Text also comes into play, raw and witty straight from the can.

His work is fun and provocative, at times a bit naughty and always clever. Dom alternates between strict stenciling and loose over painting giving the work an immediacy and fluidity.Dom has a massive celebrity following and pieces are now in seriously high demand, with those in the know seeing the future value in his work.He has recently been commissioned to paint the outside of Tower 2 of the new World Trade Centre, Saatchi and Saatchi have selected one of his Zebra paintings to hang in their offices and he is in talks with Versace… but more on that later.

Dom’s has just completed his second sell-out exhibition in Karachi, Pakistan and later this year he will fly to Art Basle, Miami for a solo show.

Jürgen Lingl-Rebetez

Jürgen Lingl-Rebetez was born in 1971 in Bad Tölz, Bavaria, Germany. After a mandatory civil service in Schönbrunn, he began as an apprentice wood sculptor with Master Hans-Joachim Seitfudem. The piece he submitted for graduation won him the first prize in Munich and Bavaria and second place nationwide. In 1996, Jürgen Lingl-Rebetez moved to Switzerland and worked as an independent artist.

After this move he began creating iconic works with a chain saw. His classical education permits him a creative freedom without any technical hindrances, from religious subjects such as angels, to nudes and animals they are all expertly carved and crafted.

Jürgen Lingl-Rebetez’s sculptures are like drawings, drawn with the chain saw in a three dimensional space. Colour and pencil support the vibrant, impressionistic surfaces. His works are found both in private and in public collections across Europe, the US, Canada, Russia, Australia, Singapore and Hong-kong. In this exhibition we will see his sculptures in both wood and bronze.

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