John Dot S is the author of the Compounds project, described by the artist as:
“an exercise, a self-education through which I learn to be more present and attentive to what is happening around me and to the environment in which I live, the idea being that in the future I should not need to protect myself… People in aluminum, the focal point of the project, tell different stories / messages and are always in a situation, sometimes comical at other times less comical. The focus of the Compounds project is towards understanding people to be more present in their lives and what is happening around them, in the environment, as well as the impact of their actions.”
John Dot S – „Flotar” (Compounds series), spray & acrylic marker painting, 100 x 100 cm – shop here
About John Dot S
“I like to play with space, either on the street or in abandoned places. I use spray, acrylics to markers, canvas, wood, recycled objects and different sized walls. That’s how I discovered the stencil art technique, a technique not very easy, which effected on me a balance between patience and consistency. The form is quite rigid but permissive, through which I can manipulate and metamorphose a character, a situation, a thought.”– Un-hidden Bucharest interview w/ John Dot S
You can see the murals of John Dot S at the Sibiu International Street Art Festival, Cold Art in Iași, and in different places in Bucharest, such as Arthur Verona Street, where he made, along with Maria Bălan and Robert Obert, a wall. dedicated to the WWF campaign, within Street Delivery. In 2017 he participated in the international festival Upfest in the UK. John Dot S is one of the winners of the open call Un-hidden Bucharest 2018, during which he made the artistic installation SENS, hosted by CNDB at Sala Omnia, in Bucharest. In 2019, John Dot S exhibited at the Rampa One @ Plant Village exhibition together with Maria Bălan and Robert Obert and participated in the Un-hidden Bucharest group exhibition at Romanian Design Week 2019, Central Exhibition, Multidisciplinary Section and NAG @ Acuarela. Watch John Dot S painting a large canvas, while Vlad Arapasu mixed a 2-hour set, during feeder art & sound live. You can find one of his stencils in the new magazine Artă în lucru (Art in progress). On 13 – 16 January 2023, John Dot S participated in the Explorări artistice ale spațiului public (Artistic explorations of public space) group exhibition at ArCub Gabroveni & Lente, an event that showcased large studio works by some of the most exciting street artists.
Learn more about John Dot S by reading our Un–hidden Bucharest interview, a conversation about stencils, local street art and life, in general.