Ahead of his annual twisted installation the Unfairground, at Glastonbury Festival, UK artist Dotmasters was invited to this years Marrakech Biennale to paint his detailed murals in public spaces throughout the historic City. This is the first year since the inauguration of the Biennale, that street art has been a major part of the programme. Taking inspiration from Marrakech’s nickname the ‘Rose City’ and Morocco’s world renowned Valley of Roses, Dotmasters has painted an intricately detailed 25 by 35ft wall of roses, which has received positive attention from both locals and visitors alike.
London born & bred artist Dotmasters, started painting on the streets in the early ‘90s. Previously part of the C6.org collective, who hit headlines worldwide in 1997 with ‘Man in a box,’ when they incarcerated and starved him in a surveillance cube in a gallery in Brighton. His work is a mixture of stark black and white street pieces and unique, photo-real colour stencils, that fool the eye and take a sideways look at populist media with a typically English sense of humour. This led him to be invited to take part in Banksy’s Waterloo ‘Cans Festival’, be featured in Oscar-nominated ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ and recently work on the set of ‘Tomorrow’ an upcoming Martin Scorsese film shot in London. If that wasn’t enough, he’s also a driving force behind the world famous Nuart festival in Norway, and regularly collaborates with the Mutoid Waste Company, grass roots activists, Glastonbury Festival, luxury brands, Fuji Rock Festival, weirdo’s, developers and drop outs.