spray paint & stencil on aluminum sheet
This work is one of the early pieces from Dotmaster’s ‘High Class Trash’ series. While highlighting the overgrowing issue of plastic pollution by uncontrollable consumerism, in this case Marks & Spencer's turned into Sadism & Masochism, it takes a humorous poke at
the famous street artist Banksy.
Leon Seesix, working under the alias ‘The Dotmaster’ takes a sideways look at popularism. The Dotmaster possesses a typically English sense of humor, throwing two fingers up at the passer-by with his impeccably detailed stencil work.
As the founding father of C6.org, a media-based collective of art-pranksters active throughout the 1990’s, they bridged the gap between art and activism with attention snatching events that pulled no punches. Hitting the headlines worldwide in 1997 with “Man in a box” they incarcerated and starved one of their members in a surveillance cube in a gallery in Brighton. Their work was eclectic, merging graffiti, new media and performance from the street, night clubs and galleries generating a steady stream of irreverent broadcasts.
Within UK: £40