Patrick Dagg

Patrick Dagg

Artist Profile

Biography

Patrick Dagg continues his use of collage as a vehicle to challenge accepted norms within the medium of painting. Individual paintings are made up of a combination of different sized and coloured pieces of paper, as well as different sized scraps of canvas. This allows images within works to be scaled up and down, as well as providing the artist with stacks of material, built up over time, that await their migration to the canvas. Sampling from various source materials, Dagg’s collaged components fall out of their original context, forming new ones upon the canvas.

Dagg explores the picture plane without being bound by its dimensions. Uncontrived, he works on pieces separate from each other. The artist explains: “I feel too much weight on me to just dip a brush in paint and start on a blank canvas, so with collage I am able to move between mediums and expected outcomes, capturing several points of view at once. It is instinctive work and I have found myself spontaneously returning to parts of the body – mouths, hands, faces, eyes – their meaning changes over time, but this imagery has become a personal language. The neon feels like a full stop, marking the completion of a work – the final element. It gives the work a focal point that becomes an emblem.”

Patrick Dagg was a finalist in the Footscray Art Prize 2019 and a finalist in the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize in 2018. Through partnership with Flack Studios, he has exhibited as a part of the Rigg design prize in 2019 and The Art of Dining in 2019 at the National Gallery of Victoria. In 2014 he was awarded the Douglas Gordan Fellowship. Dagg’s work is held in private collections nationally and internationally. Most recently he was featured in Vault magazine’s ‘Forecast’ as an artist to watch.

Patrick Dagg continues his use of collage as a vehicle to challenge accepted norms within the medium of painting. Individual paintings are made up of a combination of different sized and coloured pieces of paper, as well as different sized scraps of canvas. This allows images within works to be scaled up and down, as well as providing the artist with stacks of material, built up over time, that await their migration to the canvas. Sampling from various source materials, Dagg’s collaged components fall out of their original context, forming new ones upon the canvas.

Dagg explores the picture plane without being bound by its dimensions. Uncontrived, he works on pieces separate from each other. The artist explains: “I feel too much weight on me to just dip a brush in paint and start on a blank canvas, so with collage I am able to move between mediums and expected outcomes, capturing several points of view at once. It is instinctive work and I have found myself spontaneously returning to parts of the body – mouths, hands, faces, eyes – their meaning changes over time, but this imagery has become a personal language. The neon feels like a full stop, marking the completion of a work – the final element. It gives the work a focal point that becomes an emblem.”

Patrick Dagg was a finalist in the Footscray Art Prize 2019 and a finalist in the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize in 2018. Through partnership with Flack Studios, he has exhibited as a part of the Rigg design prize in 2019 and The Art of Dining in 2019 at the National Gallery of Victoria. In 2014 he was awarded the Douglas Gordan Fellowship. Dagg’s work is held in private collections nationally and internationally. Most recently he was featured in Vault magazine’s ‘Forecast’ as an artist to watch.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023 dreams, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2021 passages, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2020 mongrel, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2019 drip, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2018 ditch, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2017 An Introduction, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Daggy Designs Launch, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Don’t Let Your Youth Go To Waste, Artsite Gallery, Sydney
2012 Crash Paintings, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 Sydney Contemporary, James Makin Gallery, Sydney
2022 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2021 Chapter Three, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2021 The Lockdown, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2021 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2021 Sydney Contemporary, James Makin Gallery, online
2020 Sydney Contemporary 2020, James Makin Gallery, online.
2019 Sydney Contemporary, James Makin Gallery, Booth G11, Sydney
2019 Group Show, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2019 Footscray Art Prize 2019 (finalist), Footscray Arts Centre, Melbourne
2019 Art of Dining: Best of the Best 2019, Flack Studios, NGV, Melbourne
2019 Rigg Design Prize 2019, Flack Studios, NGV, Melbourne
2018 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2018 (finalist), The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Melbourne
2017 Jim’s Fine Art, Lon Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne
2016 Render 2016, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Masters Exhibition 2014, VCA, Melbourne
2014 Windsor Art Prize, Windsor Hotel, Melbourne
2013 Proud 2013, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne

AWARDS/GRANTS/PRIZES

2022 Finalist: Fisher’s Ghost Art Award
2022 Finalist: Honsby Art Prize
2019 Finalist: Footscray Art Prize 2019, Footscray Arts Centre, Melbourne
2019 Rigg Design Prize 2019, Flack Studios, NGV, Melbourne
2018 Finalist: Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2018, The Gallery at Bayside
Arts and
2018 Cultural Centre,Melbourne
2014 Douglas Gordon Fellowship
2014 VCA Creative Scholarship
2013 Jim Marks Postgraduate Scholarship
2013 Proud Awards: Winner of MEAA/NTEU Acquisitive Prize

ARTWORKS

  • Kiss Me Before I Go.Patrick Dagg Kiss Me Before I Go. 2023 Mixed media on canvas 137 x 112 cm $8,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • I'm Having Dreams About YouPatrick Dagg I'm Having Dreams About You 2023 Mixed media on canvas with neon 138 x 112 x 9 cm $9,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • There Is No Such Thing as Being HauntedPatrick Dagg There Is No Such Thing as Being Haunted 2023 Mixed media on canvas 153 x 116 cm $8,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Imagine (Star Eyes)Patrick Dagg Imagine (Star Eyes) 2023 Mixed media on canvas with neon 117 x 153 x 9 cm $9,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • All the People I Like Are Those That Are DeadPatrick Dagg All the People I Like Are Those That Are Dead 2023 Mixed media on canvas with neon 152 x 168 x 9 cm $12,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Time is an Ocean, but it Ends at the ShorePatrick Dagg Time is an Ocean, but it Ends at the Shore 2023 Mixed media on canvas 183 x 152 cm $12,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Smell the Sea, and Feel the SkyPatrick Dagg Smell the Sea, and Feel the Sky 2023 Mixed media on canvas 121 x 157 cm $8,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Sunlight Feels Like Bee StingsPatrick Dagg Sunlight Feels Like Bee Stings 2021 polystyrene, resin, oil, bitumen, timber and neon 104 x 34 x 26 cm $3,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Yesterday, Today and TomorrowPatrick Dagg Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 2021 polystyrene, resin, oil, bitumen, timber and neon 86 x 12 x 20 cm $2,800.00 ENQUIRE →
  • And I Could Drink Up Everything You HavePatrick Dagg And I Could Drink Up Everything You Have 2021 oil, enamel, crayon, pencil, paper, fabric, canvas and neon on canvas 137 x 111 cm $9,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • I Need to Walk by the Flowers With Someone Who Could Share My FacePatrick Dagg I Need to Walk by the Flowers With Someone Who Could Share My Face 2021 oil, enamel, crayon, pencil, paper, fabric, canvas and neon on canvas 150 x 162 cm $12,000.00 ENQUIRE →

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