Have you ever tried to give a face, an identity or a shape to your alter ego?
Have you ever tried to think about which personality it would assume if it would became human?
Have you ever imagined what it would happen if you suddenly find yourself free from all social, moral, economic and political conventions?
It is starting from these existential questions that DotPigeon, Italian artist - born in 1987, decided to move away from his usual artistic background to start an important experimental phase that leads him to the discovery and creation of the character RIOT. Thus began a long journey of knowledge between the artist, and his alterego, the personalization of his thoughts, his pulses and his passions, which find their dimension in the series of digital paintings presented during the solo show "My Dark Twisted Fantasy".
Inspired by the complexity of its own nature, DotPigeon's artworks are built on a multi-level game based on symbolism, references and facets that only a keen eye will catch.
The first level of the paintings is the one of the location, that is based on luxurious and well furnished apartments, which symbolically represent the external shell of our personality, representing what everyone sees, but above all what we decide to show. Apparently immaculate houses that DotPigeon decides on one hand to enrich with a selection of paintings inspired by the great masters of art history (like Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat, Yayoi Kusama, Kaws, etc.), while on the other hand he decides to stain with bad words, messages hidden in the titles of books, objects recalling violence, fallen plants or messy sofas. And it is so that the more attention and interest the viewer dedicates into observing the painting, the more he discovers details that he missed at the first glance. It is precisely in this space that the character of RIOT acts: a rebel, an anarchic, an anti-conformist who transforms those places into his playground, into the dimension in which he can escape, destroy and damage, probably unaware of the fact that he is trapped too in that same reality in which he has decided to hide.
WITH TWO SOULS:
TRADITIONAL AND NFT
To complete the imagery of art that exceeds all its physical limits, DotPigeon created an exclusive collection of artworks that will be exhibited and sold on Nifty Gateway, the world's leading Cryptoart platform.
These NFT artworks are the Crypto version of the ones exhibiting in "My Dark Twisted Fantasy" but with a twist, the paintings of famous contemporary artists depicted in the RIOT's houses are replaced by some of the most popular NFT artworks!
THE LIMITED EDITION NFT COLLECTION WILL DROP ON MARCH 6th, AT 7PM (ET)
ON NIFTY GATEWAY