13-27 Station Rd, Wood Green, London N22 6UW
Ends, a new exhibition by Wood Green native artist Matt Dosa is opening Thursday 14th of November in The Green Rooms Hotel Lobby.
Built up with layers of spray paint, ink and acrylic, Matt Dosa’s abstract works borrow from the graffiti scene where he made his name and learned his craft (he has no formal art education).
Produced from his studio in North London, Matt’s bright landscapes of pattern and form could be seen as playful echoes of the vibrant city where he was born, and which has been his home for most of his life. Using masking techniques to cover parts of the work while he creates others, the whole is only clear to the artist towards the end – in “moments of truth” as the mask is peeled away.
“A lot of my work is spontaneous, so the art is as much in the process as the end result. I invent new techniques, and test them out directly on the canvas. You could see my work as a series of experiments – each one taking something that worked on the previous painting, and building it into a new environment.”
In recent years, Matt’s signature geometric style has found home in outdoor projects and murals, as well as on canvas and the walls of art galleries. His two-storey mural in New Brighton, a nod to British seaside idylls, was a highlight of the city’s ongoing regeneration, while his ‘platinum discs’ piece in the reception area of Decca Records has provided the backdrop for many of the label’s recent signings.
Ends will be running from 14th November until mid January 2020.
Drinks and Opening Evening : Thursday 14th November from 5pm