SAID DOKINS

CONTEMPORARY ARTIST

Art / Calligraphy  / Site Specific / Installation / Street Art / Murals

About

Said Dokins

“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…

Portrait of the contemporary artist Said Dokins painting a canvas with calligraphy and calligraffiti

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Photograph Art Intervention. The New York Airport overlapped with calligraphy by the artist Said Dokins
Art

The Hidden Words Of Pandemic Calligraphy

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.

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Calligraphy Fine Art Print by Said Dokins
Art

New Fine Art Calligraphy Prints By Said Dokins

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.

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Calligraphy Art Mural by said Dokins in a High Impact Prision in Morelia
Mural

High Impact! The Largest Penitentiary Murals in Mexico’s History

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.

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Type: Ink on 300 g Cotton Paper
Size: 70 x 50 Centimeters
Year: 2019

Signed by the artist
All inks come with their personal certificate signed and dated by the artist.

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