Bio

Gavins Dobson is a painter based in London.

In recent years he has been exploring homosexuality through his practice. Looking into various subcultures such as cruising, modern gay living and how the community itself is evolving. 

Queer Subcultures in the U.K. are complex -  often sexual and secret on one hand, and with a determined sense of history and community, of similarity, and a place where anything goes.  

'As a gay man you spend a lot of time watching, dreaming, fantasizing and narrating. Often you don't know if the stranger in the distance is gay let alone interested, and it's a risky game to play, so there is often a lot of tension in several ways. Be it sexual or even social'

Any opportunities or enquiries please do get in touch. Gavdob@hotmail.com

Listen to my podcast interview with The Flying Fruit Bowl - SPOTIFY

 Exhibitions

2024. The Originals - Printclub London 2024. Rejects - Artfriend
2024. Pride - Brookfield Estates
2024. Superpower - Sothebys Auction
2024. Autonomous - Adorn The Common
2024. Fierce Scandal - Lido Stores Margate
2023. Winter Salon - Folkstone Art Gallery
2023. Printwork At Broadworks - Broadworks Hive
2023. Artshop UCA Brewery Tap Gallery
2023. Queeriosities - Museum Of The Home
2023. Bollocks And Pyjamas -Atom Gallery 
2023. Overhung - North London Printmakers/Inky Fingers
2023. East Art Fair -Old Spitalfields Market 
2023. The Affordable Arts Fair - Art friend
2023. The LAB E20 - Sota
2023. London Design Festival - Absorb Arts
2023. POP! - Art Car Boot Fair
2023. Blisters: Time To Play - Printclub London
2023. Artshop - White Paper pen
2023. Rejects - Artfriend 
2023. Queer Frontiers - Artiq 
2023. Art On A Post Card - Dreweatts Auction/Hoxton Gallery
2023. Fauna and Flora - The Art Car Boot Fair
2023. Oh How Queer - Burgh House
2023. Louder and Prouder - Brunswick Gallery
2023. Christies Late Pride - Christies
2023. Artefact - Design Centre Chelsea 
2023. Spring Bounce - Art Car Boot Fair
2023. East Art Fair - Old Spitalfields Market
2023. The Affordable Arts Fair - Hampstead
2023. Kink - East Art Gallery
2023. Wild Thoughts - The Lido Stores
2022. Just Be Nice - East London Art Gallery
2022. Sugarcube ll - The Lido Stores
2022. Folkstone Art Gallery - The Open Call
2022. Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries
2022. Focus 22 - Design Centre Chelsea
2022. Art Shop - White Paper Pen
2022. The Hoxton Hotel - Southwark
2022. Louder and Prouder - Brunswick Gallery
2022. Queer Frontiers - Artiq
2022. Contemporary British Painting 3 - Bermondsey Project Space
2022. Leaf - The Artists Friend,  Box Park
2022. Design Centre London - Chelsea
2022. The Affordable Arts Fair - Hampstead
2021. Choose Love - Soho Revue
2021. Satelittes - Rise Art
2021. The Other Art Fair - Saatchi
2021. The Affordable Art Fair - Battersea
2020. Twelve days of Christmas - Artiq
2020. Choose Love Auction - Printclub London
2020. Queer Frontiers - Artiq
2019. Blisters Season 8 - Printclub London
2019. Pride - Queer Frontiers - Brewer Street Soho
2019. The Affordable Art Fair - Battersea
2018. Thirdway - Bog Standard - Artiq
2018. The Affordable Art Fair - Battersea
2018. Blisters Season 7 - Printclub
2018. Art Car boot Sale - Printclub
2018. Choose Love - Help Refugees UK
2018. Colour My world - Brighton Pride
2017. The Affordable Art Fair - Battersea
2017. Film Fours Summer Screen - Somerset House
2017. Winter - Bridgeman Studios
2017. Summer Salon - The Palm Tree Gallery
2016. The Affordable Art Fair - Battersea