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The Xtra Diary: Frame and fortune! Artist’s portraits of ‘trash and cash’

A piece by artist Dotmaster that features in his Marylebone exhibition

Published: 21 November, 2014

ART has always been a reflection of the period in which it is created – and an exhibition by street artist the Dotmaster, currently showing at Marylebone’s Imitate Modern gallery, has an awful lot to say about the world we live in right now.

Dotmaster’s work – he is well-known for using walls across capital cities as his canvas – shows an eye for the satirical, using our lust for logos as a starting point to create subversive comment on our consumer culture. 

This show, as the blurb states, is “an exhibition in which currency, big brands, conscience and identity collide”.

Dotmaster has taken a brilliantly political idea, used his talent to articulate it, and plonked it right in the heart of a well-heeled West End area, where such statements are rarely made.

The Trash and Cash show runs until November 29 at Imitate Modern, 27a Devonshire Street, W1.

 

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