Oil on canvas
Original size: 150 cm diameter
Photographer: Tim Edgar
Dominic Shepherd uses paint as a tool to create populated, romanticised worlds; the process itself; the intent, methods and forms used act as a latent means to manifest the hidden. The act of attempting to imbue creative artefacts/events with an ‘effect’; to enchant, the spell, would seem to contradict progressive theoretical frameworks.
Shepherd has exhibited internationally, with an extensive record of group and solo shows in London, Berlin, Los Angeles, Helsinki, Munich and Miami and he is represented by Charlie Smith London. As well as his practice Shepherd is currently co-managing ‘Black Mirror’, an international research network that is engaged in actively promoting research and practice that explores enchantment, occultism and Magic in relation to Modern and Contemporary Art.