Over the Influence Hong Kong is pleased to announce Communion, a new series of paintings and drawings by New York based artist Michal Dotson.
This is the artist’s first exhibition in Asia and his second presentation with the gallery.
In this body of work, Dotson shifts away from his signature vibrantly distorted Disney imagery, and steps into the galactic and mysterious world of aliens. The title of the exhibition, Communion, draws from a novel under the same name written by Whitley Strieber in 1987, which recounts the author’s many encounters with extraterrestrial beings.
Over the past decade of his practice, Michael Dotson has used animation stills as the point of departure to begin his paintings. He appropriates the characters with digital technology, thereby taking them out of their original context, and re-inserting them into a completely new narrative. This is his second solo exhibition with Over the Influence.