Dylan Esposito is a Glasgow based artist working primarily within the medium of sculpture. His material-based practice often explores failed utopias within architecture & design.
Recently he has exhibited in 2/42 Studios’ “Remote Exhibition” series & London based curator Georgia Stephenson’s “Patio Project”. Since graduating from The Glasgow School of Art’s Sculpture & Environmental Art program, he has been selected for the “New Graduate Award 2020” by the Society of Scottish Artists, the “RSA New Contemporaries 2021” and Neuk Collective – an artists’ collective that is promoting neurodiversity in the visual arts within Scotland.
My work often critiques the utopian visions of architecture and design, exploring the mistranslation between their ideas & their realities. I am interested in how these ideas are expressed through material & form, and appropriate those found within domestic & architectural environments. My process is led by play with these materials, physically investigating their capabilities. I use artificial materials to reference “masking” – a widely shared autistic experience where people suppress the visual signs of their autism and imitate behaviours to conform to social “norms”. My sculptures usually take the form of utilitarian objects that have been rendered unfit for purpose.
Work in Progress
My sculptures usually take the form of utilitarian objects that have been rendered unfit for purpose. The new work I’ll be showing for the exhibition builds upon past ideas of functionality, normalcy & things not going to plan.