"Dexter Dalwood paints famous places he’s never seen: Camp David, Che Guevara’s Mountain Hideaway, Kurt Cobain’s Greenhouse – unseen landmarks of a collective conscious....Creating the perfect ambience, Dexter Dalwood gets into the mind of his subjects by recreating their environment in every detail..."

"Imagining pictures of famous places, Dalwood invents believable scenes of celebrities’ private lives..."

"... born in Bristol, England in 1960. He received a BA from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London in 1985, and an MA from the Royal College of Art, London in 1990. His first solo exhibition was held in 1992 at the Clove Building, London.

His collages and paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows, building a strong reputation over the last 2 decades in the UK, Europe, and the United States. In 2010 Dalwood was shortlisted for the Turner Prize.

In 2013, Kunsthaus Centre d’art Centre PasquArt in Biel, Switzerland hosted a solo survey exhibition “Dexter Dalwood.” Other solo exhibitions include “Dexter Dalwood,” a major survey of his work at Tate St Ives, which toured to FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France and CAC Malaga, Spain; “Orientalism” at David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen (2012), “Dichter und Drogen” at Nolan Judin Gallery, Berlin (2011), "There is No Darkness But Ignorance," David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen (2009), as well as those at Gagosian Gallery: “Endless Night,” Beverly Hills (2009); "Recent History,” Britannia Street, London (2006–07); "Dexter Dalwood,” West 24th Street, New York (2004); “New Paintings,” Beverly Hills (2002); and “New Paintings,” Heddon Street, London (2000).

Dexter Dalwood's work is found in both the Tate and Saatchi collections, and has been integral to many highly innovative group..."
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