‘The Shape of Gravity’ by DantesDots
Title: ‘The Shape of Gravity’
Medium: Pen on Paper
Dimensions: 15″ x 11″
Year of Creation: 2019
About the Artwork:
“This piece represents the unseen solidarity between all matters of existence through this Universe. The verticality of this design allows it to be turned upside down in order to observe certain elements under a different perspective, while maintaining the overall theme of these invisible tangents that connect us all. This omni-directional use of space is also meant to show how individual understanding of our fundamental reality is bound by our current level of sophistication as a primitive species. Despite our seemingly unlimited amount of knowledge and information, many of us are still only able to grasp what we can see as what we understand.” – DantesDots
About the Artist:
My name is Henry Dante and I am a 23 year old stippling artist from St Paul, Minnesota currently residing in Minneapolis. I have been drawing my entire life, but have been pursuing stippling as my primary medium for about 3 years. I chose this style since attention to small scale detail has always been a very important part of my artwork. The use of incredibly small dots and precise lines creates a nice dichotomy between the physical artwork and many of the themes represented. Most of my work deals directly with the massive contrast in existence throughout this Universe, as well as trying to answer the unanswerable question of what it means to be Human, and a sentient being on this planet. Through sampling works of Renaissance art, scientific concepts, abstract ideology, and the psychedelic experience I hope to create surrealistic, but understandable collages that can hopefully help you reconnect with the natural curiosity for the Earth and the Cosmos that we seem to have forgotten about in modern times.
I have also been pursuing tattooing as a career for some time now, and apprenticed for a time out of the country at Lone Wolf Studio in Bangkok, Thailand. I hope to translate the many things taught to me by my mentor, as well as my passion for art into permanent work someone can always carry with them back home in Minnesota.