Patrick Dagg

Patrick Dagg

Artist Profile

Biography

Patrick Dagg’s work asks “if something presents itself as art, is it so?” His work has a long-standing interest in the tangible relationships between art and society. While completing a Master of Contemporary art at the VCA Dagg worked at an auction house, handling valuable objects from all over the world. The irony of being a broke art student while doing this work was not lost on Dagg and in his work began an exploration of class, culture, value and the art object. Although his practice is more readily defined as painting and sculpture, Dagg views his work as collage. Collage is an important concept in Dagg’s exploration of class and art hierarchies. Mixing high and low materials – paper, glue, ceramics, neon, bronze, gold gilding, paint and glaze – his works put the ‘components’ of art into stark relief. He makes it obvious that what makes a work valuable is a smoke and mirrors game of materials and their historical associations. Playing with materiality, his work has an implicit humour and playfulness, often taking a dig at the gender hierarchies attached to art.

Patrick Dagg’s work asks “if something presents itself as art, is it so?” His work has a long-standing interest in the tangible relationships between art and society. While completing a Master of Contemporary art at the VCA Dagg worked at an auction house, handling valuable objects from all over the world. The irony of being a broke art student while doing this work was not lost on Dagg and in his work began an exploration of class, culture, value and the art object. Although his practice is more readily defined as painting and sculpture, Dagg views his work as collage. Collage is an important concept in Dagg’s exploration of class and art hierarchies. Mixing high and low materials – paper, glue, ceramics, neon, bronze, gold gilding, paint and glaze – his works put the ‘components’ of art into stark relief. He makes it obvious that what makes a work valuable is a smoke and mirrors game of materials and their historical associations. Playing with materiality, his work has an implicit humour and playfulness, often taking a dig at the gender hierarchies attached to art.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

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

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

  • Oh and if You Don't Mind, Would You Show to Me the Missing?Patrick Dagg Oh and if You Don't Mind, Would You Show to Me the Missing? 2021 oil, enamel, crayon, pencil, paper, fabric, canvas and neon on canvas 123 x 87cm $6,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • I Had Grown to Find, I Had No Place in MindPatrick Dagg I Had Grown to Find, I Had No Place in Mind 2021 oil, enamel, crayon, pencil, paper, fabric, canvas and neon on canvas 123 x 87cm $6,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • A Place to Fade AwayPatrick Dagg A Place to Fade Away 2021 oil, enamel, crayon, pencil, paper, fabric, canvas and neon on canvas 123 x 87cm $6,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • I Don't Want To Be Myself Around Anybody ElsePatrick Dagg I Don't Want To Be Myself Around Anybody Else 2021 oil, enamel, crayon, pencil, paper, fabric, canvas and neon on canvas 123 x 87cm $6,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • When You Get Bored, Just Wait Here With MePatrick Dagg When You Get Bored, Just Wait Here With Me 2021 polystyrene, resin, oil, bitumen, timber and neon 128 x 30 x 21cm

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  • Smile Now, Cry LaterPatrick Dagg Smile Now, Cry Later 2021 polystyrene, resin, oil, bitumen, timber and neon 115 x 40 x 18cm

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  • Yesterday, Today and TomorrowPatrick Dagg Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 2021 polystyrene, resin, oil, bitumen, timber and neon 86 x 12 x 20cm $2,800.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Sunlight Feels Like Bee StingsPatrick Dagg Sunlight Feels Like Bee Stings 2021 polystyrene, resin, oil, bitumen, timber and neon 104 x 34 x 26cm $3,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • I'm Trying Hard Just To Stay Out of Trouble, But I've Got Trouble on My MindPatrick Dagg I'm Trying Hard Just To Stay Out of Trouble, But I've Got Trouble on My Mind 2021 polystyrene, resin, oil, bitumen, timber and neon 108 x 34 x 40cm

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  • They Kick You When You're Up, They Knock You When You're DownPatrick Dagg They Kick You When You're Up, They Knock You When You're Down 2021 oil, enamel, crayon, pencil, paper, fabric, canvas and neon on canvas 137 x 111cm

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  • Forced to Live Like Its a Curfew, Translation It Means I Love YouPatrick Dagg Forced to Live Like Its a Curfew, Translation It Means I Love You 2021 oil, enamel, crayon, pencil, paper, fabric, canvas and neon on canvas 150 x 162cm

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  • 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 111cm $7,800.00 ENQUIRE →

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