John Dolan

John Dolan, is one of East London’s most notorious artists. For three years Dolan sat every day with his dog George on Shoreditch High Street and documented the surrounding architecture, elevating the old, decrepit buildings that are so often ignored and under-appreciated. In the past, Dolan was in and out of prison and has experienced homelessness for the past 20 years. Dolan’s raw portrayals of the street lead a viewer to reconsider something that to them is merely a backdrop to their day. At the same time, he highlights how too often people living on the street are invisible to those walking past them. Dolan’s work asks us to open our eyes and see this city for what it really is. 

John Dolan's first exhibition entitled George the Dog, John the Artist in September 2013 was a sell out success.  This exhibition saw Dolan present new original works in a gallery setting for the first time and collaborate with over 50 of the worlds most recognisable street artists and graffiti writers. Since this debut exhibition, Dolan has been commissioned by organisations such as The Big Issue Foundation, UNICEF and The Musuem of London.

A second solo show entitled John and George opened at the gallery on July 17th. John and George centred around the unique relationship between the artist and his dog George, moving on from his street works to a more intimate focus on their lives together.

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John Dolan's original classic drawings of George the Dog are available to buy online from Howard Griffin Gallery here: George the Dog drawings