This November we are excited, scratch that, over the moon to invite you the first ever show at Nelly Duff from the incredible and internationally revered UK artist My Dog Sighs. Based in Southsea (on the south coast of the UK for non-UK residents/our geographically challenged friends) his totally unique and unmistakable style has lead to a devoted, worldwide following that has resulted in countless sell-out editions and landmark shows. A force of overwhelming positivity, vibrance and creator of emotionally touching works, MDS will charm you into submission.
The bedrock of any street artist’s passion is the thrill of the painting itself, pressing the nozzle and watching a stream of coloured paint turn dull brick into a vast canvas – and of course none of that would be possible without the can itself. Under the influence of the acclaimed street art photographer Martha Cooper in the 80s, a young My Dog Sighs studied and became enthralled by these incredible feats of outdoor artistry, and importantly these magical spray cans. Established in 1947 in the US, Krylon’s iconic branding and cutting edge colour technology quickly proved itself as the weapon of choice for street artists.
Combining of his most vehement passions, can-art, repurposing materials and the Krylon brand – My Dog Sighs has created a new and exciting exhibition that embodies his most celebrated attributes in a dazzling and charming way.
“CRYLONG – Because art never stops”
Because this is a My Dog Sighs and Nelly Duff situation, you know we had to give a little more. Not only will Mr MDS be debuting a brand new series of his iconic can works, but also a whole series of his signature eye canvases as well as exclusive printed editions. Internationally recognised for his subtle and emotive ‘eye’ pieces, these minimalistic, chromatic works will be the basis of co-ordinating limited editions of only 14 prints each. Printed with cutting edge flatbed technology and deliciously slick screen printed varnishes, we don’t know which we prefer, the canvases or editions! We’ll leave the choice to you, but you might have to be fast as we don’t anticipate either hanging around long.
Oh and if you keep your eyes out you might even be lucky enough to snap up an even more limited exclusive sub edition that is a little bit, shall we say, tougher than the paper kind – stay tuned for more details on this one…
8th – 14th Nov 2019
Nelly Duff LTD
156 Columbia Road