HJMT Public Relations Inc.
March 24, 2017
POP INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES PRESENTS
British Street Artist DOM Pattinson Takes On The Bowery
With $40,000 “Free Art Drop” To Benefit New York City's Homeless
Opening Event At The POP Gallery – April 22nd
New York, NY:
WHAT: Street artist and philanthropist Dom Pattinson smelts carefree, audacious attitudes and sassiness with Street Art influences to produce his own inDOMitable style, while benefiting people in distress.
WHEN: April 22nd to May 10th, 2017
WHERE: POP International Galleries – 195 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
RSVP: T: 212.533.4262 RSVP@popinternational.com
POP International Galleries on The Bowery, in the heart of NoLita, will present British artist Dom Pattinson’s first New York solo exhibit, featuring a broad range of works by this remarkably versatile and socially aware artist, but with an interesting and mindful twist!
Along with Pattinson’s opening event and show at POP, this remarkable Brit will create approximately $40,000 worth of original paintings which he will personally hand out to needy people in SoHo, NoLita and the Lower East Side. These artworks can then be turned in for food at the Pizza Luca food truck that will be parked somewhere conveniently on Friday April 19th, in the late afternoon. The retrieved works will then be made available for sale, of which a portion of the proceeds will be donated to causes that serve homeless people in New York City.
Dom Pattinson’s predominant influences are many-fold. He spent a length of time as a student living in the Soviet Union, and was immersed in the propaganda art of the time, and then in Northern Ireland, where he witnessed young Sinn Fein activists with heightened passions, which were expressed with politically motivated public displays – Street Art in its rawest form. Seeing the irony in watching his daughters grow from innocent sweetness into womanhood, also plays a pivotal role in Dom’s work. This is amplified by the ten turbulent years he experienced as a teacher, which allowed relationships with teenagers, other than his own to form, and whose stories and emotions allowed him to consolidate in his mind the dilemmas his own children faced, conceptually flourishing into some of his best work to date.
Dom’s style of urban original Street Art stands out amongst the Graffiti Art Movement. He applies a mixed-media approach to his works, using stencils, spray paint and typically an accompanying subliminal and provocative message. While Pattinson has been featured in Vanity Fair, made the cover of London’s Time Out, among many other publications, his work consistently sells out, and his following is growing exponentially. He is collected by Hollywood celebrities, members of the royal family, international ambassadors and countless serious art collectors. Additionally, there is a BBC documentary to be made on him later this year, and recently, through a unique co-branding partnership between the POP International Galleries and Ted Baker, he was commissioned to make a painting which is featured their flagship store in SoHo.
His abundant support of global charities is also admirable. In the USA Dom consistently works with feeding and sheltering the homeless, focusing on the support of equal rights for all. He also works alongside the Railway Children’s Charity to promote the hardships that are being felt in the Ukraine, as well as the The International Rescue Committee (IRC), which responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises.
Dom Pattinson’s art will be on show at POP International Galleries on the Bowery at Spring Street, with a private opening on Saturday April 22nd, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm, and will then be open to the public through May 10th.
Media Contact: Hilary Topper
HJMT Public Relations