PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 2013
London West Bank Gallery Presents:
Name of Exhibition: ‘Walk by, ignore me, forget you ever saw me’
Artist: My Dog Sighs
Dates: Private View will be 6-10pm on Thursday 21st March 2013
Please Note: Private View is strictly by invitation only.
RSVP is ESSENTIAL Please send names to firstname.lastname@example.org
Show open to public thereafter until Sunday 31st March.
(Gallery open daily 11am-7pm).
Gallery: London West Bank Gallery, 133-137 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RS
Tel: 020 7221 2847
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My Dog Sighs focuses the relationship and emotional discourse which arises between the work and the audience.
Melancholic figures left on the streets pull the unsuspecting viewer into a confusing moral dilemma;
where the guilt of ‘taking’ is directly opposed with the desire to nurture and protect.
My Dog Sighs's style is characterised by the combination of melancholic and often naive portraiture with the
use of found materials including abandoned food cans; an unusual choice when considering traditional street
art ideas of painting or pasted walls. Initially stemming from the desire to interact with the true public
without causing permanent damage to public and private property this transient work is not concerned with
permanence or mass audience, but a beautiful desire to communicate quietly with a single participant.
Why cans? By recycling already ‘lost’ and abandoned materials, the cans add a layer of humanity and fragility
echoing the solitary moment the 'finder' discovers this lost soul.
After 10 years of giving his art away for free as part of the now infamous Free Art Friday project
(‘FAF’ which was covered this year by the BBC's flagship arts program the Culture show), My Dog Sighs
has this year finally found himself strapped in to a well-deserved meteoric rise. With an incredible
international following in Israel, Japan and of course the UK, three sold out shows under his belt, and
astronomical numbers on Facebook and Youtube; My Dog Sighs is fast becoming an important figure on the
contemporary art scene.
My Dog Sighs is an artist based on the south coast, with work exhibited throughout the world.