Dylan EspositoGraduate Member
Architecture and design often strive towards a utopian vision of life. I reference their shortcomings in my work to explore the disparity between a vision & its reality.
I am interested in how these ideas are expressed through material & form, and appropriate those found within domestic & architectural environments. My sculptures usually take on the form of utilitarian objects that have been rendered unfit for purpose, juxtaposed with a sleek finish that retains their imperfections.
Artificial materials are vain imitations of real, natural substances. I use them within my work to emphasise the increasingly blurred boundaries between reality and fiction.
Dylan Esposito is a Glasgow based artist working primarily within the medium of sculpture. His material-based practice often explores failed utopias within architecture & design.
Recently he has exhibited in 2/42 Studios’ Remote Exhibition series & London based curator Georgia Stephenson’s Patio Project. Since graduating from GSA’s Sculpture & Environmental Art program, he has been selected for the New Graduate Award 2020 by the Society of Scottish Artists, the RSA New Contemporaries 2021 and Neuk Collective, a new collective of neurodivergent artists who are promoting neurodiversity in the visual arts within Scotland. Over the next year, Neuk Collective will be working on a manifesto outlining their vision for the inclusion of neurodivergent artists within the Scottish arts scene, culminating in a group exhibition in 2021.