Graham Dolphin's sculptures and drawings—recreating memorials made by fans of celebrities and well-loved public figures—are meticulously crafted. The intensity of technical attention he devotes to his work is perhaps analogous to the intensity of fans' attachments to celebrities. The emotional charge of these one-sided, fan-celebrity relationships remains intact despite Dolphin's detached, obsessive approach to art-making. Dolphin's process-driven works are reflections of how we engage with contemporary culture.
Dolphin has had solo shows at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, England, the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, England, and the Växjö Konsthall, Sweden. He has participated in group shows at institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Finland, and Turner Contemporary, England.
Courtesy of Lora Reynolds Gallery