Art / Calligraphy / Site Specific / Installation / Street Art / Murals
“Often my work is in constant tension between wild and organic writing and the order of structure, between the legible and the indecipherable, between the visible and the hidden, between the inscription and its erasure”
Said Dokins is a Mexican contemporary artist interested in the displacement of the linguistic sign and its multiple aesthetic possibilities in relation to context and history. His work shakes the language to look at what is underneath its mechanisms for the construction of meaning. Whether on large walls in public space or through installations and sculptures on various supports -which even include the transience of light, with ephemeral pieces suspended in the air, legible only by capturing time- his work creates semantic universes where words are malleable and letters defy alphabetic limitations to weave warps of meaning that link urban space with moments, people, worlds…
From the blog
Faced with the panorama of global contingency, the artist and calligrapher Said Dokins collaborates with Gama Gallery and photographer Elisabeta Riccio, where they address the issue of the pandemic and the need for unity and help through art. The exhibition called ‘Together isolation’ includes collaborations with international artists from China, Italy, Mexico, United States, among others.
Ghosting Series. Hidden Words 01′ is the first of a series of three Limited Edition Fine Art Prints. This new collection in collaboration between the artists Said Dokins and Ugly Food House Studio as conceptual art combines printmaking, and calligraphy, to go deeper on the notion of ‘phantasmagoria’ of the late eighteenth century, a series of optical illusions applied in theatres to create horror atmospheres.
Said Dokins, Cix and Spaik take us to a place far away from our daily sigh and time passing. It is a prison, that institution raised by the State as a place of exception, where social logics are interrupted, exacerbated, transformed; a punishment space that fulfils the double function of confining those who are inside, to isolation and punishment, and threatening those who are outside.