This year, we are displaying a selection of Mike Dorsey’s paintings, the artist behind the Mondial du Tatouage poster of 2020. In this exhibit, you will discover his distinct world of pop culture in a japanese ukiyo-e aesthetic.
In Dorsey’s work, we find american movie references, such as Cheech & Chong, A Clockwork Orange, and Silence of the Lambs, which he painted applying traditional methods, creating realms reminiscent of old Japan, all in a surrealistic spirit.
Mike Dorsey began tattooing when he was 31. Coming from Ohio, he worked more than twenty years in his shop, which he left to be in a more intimate setting. He currently focuses more on painting, and works at a mind-blowing pace. You can see his work on his instagram.
This artist couple is based in Edinburgh, Scotland, where they share a tattoo shop with renowned tattoo artist, Elliott Wells.
Through their widely different styles, you will discover two completely opposite worlds:
Below the central forum, will be displayed a series of hypperalistic hands, painted by Jackee Sandelands-Strom. These close-up paintings of hands, far larger than their actual size, are done in dizzying detail. You will delve into many angles and positions, these hands adorned in tattoos. The size of the paintings render the subject mesmerizing, all while being a study of a daily subject.
Tom Strom, penetrates a world of fantasy, far out in the imagination - animals and worlds that approach a somewhat dark aesthetic.
Two styles and two subjects that cross in this exhibit, for a little trip beyond the art of the needle, during your visit of the Mondial du Tatouage. You can see their work on their Instagram pages: @tomstrom & @sandelands.