Good To Know: Unframed, professionally packed, stored flat in humidity controlled art storage facility, condition report available upon request. Arty-Fact: D*Face has always had a sense of meaning and something to say, especially on the topic of the personal becoming public and speaking for an entire community. This can be seen in his characteristic make-believe canine, D*Dog, that flies away, free and unstoppable.
The D*Dog is a kind of balloon with wings that flap in the wind, a lolling tongue and large bared teeth, an anthropomorphic creature that rejects the status of daily routine and regimented rules, a typical adolescent trait.
In the words of the artist, “I’d rather fly like my dog. I don’t recognise the concept of authority, that’s why in Great Britain I don’t like the Queen and what she represents.
”The D*Dog and its mutation into Queen Elizabeth (with wing ears and canine tongue) is an eloquent example of D*Face’s poetics. They are two sides of the same existential condition: grassroots creatively that comes from below and takes flight, and the public icon which from on high – and often through various media channels – imposes codes of conduct, points of view and dictates styles and fashions. And for this reason it must be criticised, contested, weakened and reduced to a simple, fictional, child-like doodle.
Source: “D*Face: Wasted Youth,” published by Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga, 2015
About The Gallery
Addicted is an art gallery founded by an Australian “Mr” (Blair) and “Mrs” (Elena) living in the buzzing metropolis that