Featuring one of his trademark giant eyes, the artist is well known for trying to put the public at the heart of his art. His Free Art Friday’s for example caught the imagination by placing art in communities for people to find and enjoy. It’s an idea that’s been replicated a number of times and dependent on where you look it’s an idea that’s still going strong.
This though is a bit different. At the entrance to the Bargehouse the installation features a number of different layers. When looked at straight on the work appears as if just another mural. Look from the side though and you’d wonder where the art is, perhaps you might even mistake the piece for a working scaffold.
Speaking about the piece on his Instagram. My Dog said, “As a painter fascinated by eyes I’ve spent many hours of my painting breaking down and refining it. In a moment of clarity (or madness) I came up with the idea of anamorphically separating each element and creating an interactive space that uses perspective to join the parts.”
The interactive element is more than just the fact that you can walk around. Seeing it separate and then come together as a complete image is cool but the real fun bit is in becoming an actual part of the piece. Step in between the layers and you can find yourself quite literally a glint in the eye of one of My Dogs Sighs famous pieces.
Roy’s Peoples Art Fair runs from 1-4 November 2018. Featuring over 80 artists across 3 floors it’s free and can be found at the Oxo Tower Bargehouse Gallery. For more Inspiring City articles featuring the work of My Dog Sighs have a look at work from his latest trip to Cheltenham here. Also have a look at some older pieces from Brick Lane here.
MY DOG SIGHS INSTALLATION AT ROY’S PEOPLES ART FAIR