Gavin Dobson is a London based illustrator. Initially training in Fine Art at Middlesex University, his artwork is inspired by a huge love of Graphic Novels and American comic books, in particular of the 1980’s.
“My ‘teachers’ are wide and great, masters of their craft like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Manet, Lautrec, Jenny Saville, George Perez, Frank Miller, Olivier Coipel and Bill Sienkiewicz. A mix of styles, eras and techniques but all incredible storytellers.
I am especially excited and grateful to exhibit within the Ovalhouse for this particular season of work, as an actor also myself it’s a wonderful surrounding for provoking theatre but also as a happy gay man I appreciate the uphill fight many gay men and lesbians have faced and indeed still do and I applaud those men and women who paved the way for me to live and love the way I was meant to.”
Gavin will also be working with Thomas Hescott to create the set design for his Counterculture 50 commission The Act.