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SELECTED WORKS BY Dominic From Luton

Dominic From Luton As Margaret Thatcher

Dominic From Luton As Margaret Thatcher

Dominic From Luton As Margaret Thatcher

Dominic From Luton As Margaret Thatcher

Dominic From Luton
Dominic From Luton As Margaret Thatcher

2011

Triptych, C-Type print from digital negative

104.5 x 79 x 4.5 cm
In 2004, Luton was voted ‘Britain’s Crappiest Town’, which has made it, for the artist known as Dominic from Luton, “a glorious window of opportunity, because no one likes it.” Escaping from the shackles of dreary suburbia is a well-worn trope of popular culture – everyone needs something to kick against – but for Dominic, the town itself is the muse, not the spur to head for the bright lights. Take Shoes Off If You Love Luton!, a photo of a man’s arm, tattooed with a 99 Flake ice cream, holding aloft a single Reebok Classic trainer against a British summer sky.
Shoes Off If You Love Luton !
Dominic From Luton
Shoes Off If You Love Luton !

2012

C-type print

237.8 X 168 cm
The visual language (that of 1980s leisure and childhood summers) announces Dominic’s particular interests: the iconography of small town Britain. Dominic’s work draws on decades-old imagery to suggest a country stuck in a cultural rut. In the self-explanatory Dominic from Luton as Margaret Thatcher, the artist is photographed in bad drag, gesticulating as though mid-speech, in a crumbling toilet, or wheeling a wheelchair furiously along the balcony of a council block: political history replayed as panto.
D.O.G
Dominic From Luton
D.O.G

2012

C-type print

84.1 x 118.9 cm
There’s a historical stasis in Dominic’s work reflected in his use of the photograph as an agent of stillness. My Dad’s Pants, a sad line-up of baggy y-fronts on a radiator, is a photograph that parades its lack of visual interest as a kind of taunt. Dare you not to bother looking, it seems to say. Ignore it.
My Dad's Pants
Dominic From Luton
My Dad's Pants

2013

C-type print on aluminium

81 x 122 cm
Text by Ben Street

Dominic From Luton's BIOGRAPHY

Dominic From Luton
Born in 1977, Luton
Lives and works in London-Luton



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2013
Paul Young from Luton, Hold the Front Page, smarkgubb.com

2012
Galleri Skilti, Reykavik, Iceland

2009
The Irresistible Lure of Fatty Gingo, Transition Gallery, London

2008
Dominic from Luton, Crimes Town Gallery, London

2007
One Year Gallery, Luton

2006
Dodgem, BCA Gallery, Bedford
The Irresistible Lure of Fatty Gingo, The Hat Factory, Luton

2004
Collection Box, Grizedale Forest, Cumbria


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2013
Modern Cadever, Fort, London
London Utd, Kling & Bang, Reykjavik, Iceland
Cafe Alamanc, BCA, Bedford

2012
Polemically small, curated by Edward Lucie Smith and Zavier Ellis, Orleans House Gallery, Richmond

2011
Polemically Small, The Future Can Wait, curated by Zavier Ellis, Edward Lucie-Smith & Simon Rumley, Charlie Smith London
I Could Be So Good For You, S Mark Gubb, Bermingham and Robinson, Dominic From Luton, Transition Gallery, London
Plus Art Projects presents Neon & Vinyl at London/Newcastle/ProjectSpace, 28 Redchurch Street, London 2011
White Pratt From Luton, Laura White, Robert Pratt, Dominic From Luton, 34 Toynebee Street, London E1

2010
The Jolly (Good) Show, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
Art Blitz’ Transition Gallery, London. Performance as Margaret Thatcher Milk Snatcher
Tat fot Tit, Toynebee Street, London
The Nature of Things/Things Of Nature, The 2 Jonny’s Project Space, London

2009
Celestial Contrakt, Schwartz Gallery, London
70 Plus 100, Webber Street, London
Pop-Up, TinType, London

2008
Carny Town, a Space Station 65 project at Portman gallery, London
Pier Pressure, Maverik Showrooms, London
Fan Fair, Transition Gallery, London
Love Will Bring Us Apart Again, Scion Installation, Culver City CA

2007 StickStampFly, Gasworks, London
Apart Gallery, London

2006
Spent’ 3 Colts Gallery, London
The Wormhole Saloon 4, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Muster Station, Rockwell, London

2004
Common Ground, Maidstone Library gallery, Kent 2003
Out There, Crafts Council London