Friday Night Flicks: Said Dokins

Said Dokins is this week’s featured calligraffiti artist. Dokins is not what one might think of as a ‘street artist’. From his biograpjhy:

Although his work is located mainly at the intersection between contemporary art, Street Art, and calligraphy, his practice as a researcher, curator, and cultural manager is notable. Among his curatorial projects are “Visible invisibilization. Approaches around violence” (2013-2014) and “Urban interstices. International Exhibition of Urban Art” (2011), a paradigmatic sample that configured a cartography of urban artistic practices in Latin America.

He is a member of recognized international associations such as Calligraphy Masters and Calligraffiti. In 2019, he was designated by Forbes Mexico Magazine as one of the “100 most creative Mexicans of the year”. His work has been published in influential books and magazines, such as “Re_form, OSTRALE Biennale of Dresden Catalog”, “The Art of Writing your Name”, “The Art of Rebellion” (third and fourth volumes), or “Letter Arts Review”, a renowned publication specialized in the art of calligraphy.

The first video is a short look at Dokins solo exhibition Runaway Writings.

The second video has a soundtrack of Dokins speaking about his work, and shows some of the large-scale murals he has created around the world.

To look at more of Said Dokins work this weekend, you could check out his website and/or his Instagram feed.

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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