The Suffolk-based artist Dom Pattinson was born in 1969. His passion for art soon led him to Winchester School of Art and to Glasgow School of Art. Provocative, sassy and humorous are some of the most frequent adjectives that are used to describe his beautiful mixed media compositions often comprised of black stencil patterns enhanced with spray painted bursts of vivid colors. His artworks should nonetheless also be viewed from a political standpoint, conveying forceful subliminal messages left to the viewer's personal interpretation and understanding. Pattinson sources his political influences from the time he spent in the Soviet Union where he got exposed to Propaganda Art, and in Northern Ireland where he discovered Street Art through the works of Sinn Fein activists. In both cases the political and artistic confrontation was decisive. His other source of inspiration has been his own life: with the teenagers he taught for ten years, as well as with his daughters and wife.
Not only talented but also a philanthropist, he has been actively involved in many charities such as The Star Boot Sale, an auction inspired by Blur’s Dave Rowntree to raise funds for the Syrian refugees, as well as The Railway Children, an international children's charity working with street children in India, East Africa and the UK, and finally The International Rescue Committee (IRC), a global humanitarian organization supporting refugee families in difficulty. Meanwhile, Dom has also been managing his own career, exhibiting works throughout the world, from Europe to Australia, the US and even in Karachi, where he was the only Western artist to be invited ever since the Partition of India in 1947. His very distinctive work was recently and completely sold out at his solo shows and Art Fairs in NYC, in the UK and in Portugal. He was commissioned by Ted Baker to decorate their flagship store in New York and one of his frescoes was chosen to brighten the Spotify office space on the 69th floor of the WTC. 'Art by Dom' is also to be found in the private collections of celebrities such as the Beckham, Russell Brand, Liam Gallagher, royals and ambassadors. Last but not least, Georges Clooney once had his heart set on a canvas and bought it as a wedding gift for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie...What else?