Clickbait investigates how we experience images in contemporary culture – as an ephemeral mass driven by status, the entertainment industry and post-truth politics. This body of work explores the immediacy and disposability of Western consumer culture on multiple platforms from voids of information online to flat packed convenience.

Through found and re-purposed materials Clickbait materialises our current value system, our relationship with domestic mass production and the overarching urge for constant engagement.
Clickbait questions the ethical, accessible and guilty pleasures associated with advertising in consumer culture.

Born 1987 in Portland, Victoria Nikolaus Dolman lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Dolman is an artist and arts worker, he holds a Bachelor of Fine Art specialising in printmaking at Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW and a Master of Art Administration from the University Of New South Wales Art & Design, Sydney.

His work encompasses collage, printmaking, sculpture and installation.

Dolman’s practice focuses on the space between art and advertising.His aim is to draw attention to current systems of our social identity.

Dolman has exhibited both nationally and internationally in group exhibitions such as Spring/break Art Fair, New York and Campbelltown Arts Centre, Stacks Projects, Gaffa Gallery, Verge Gallery, Annandale Gallery and M Contemporary in Sydney. He has had three solo exhibitions in Sydney, one at Firstdraft, earlier this year and has work in private collections in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Dolman is currently working towards a group exhibition at Chalk horse and a residency with Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NYC in 2018.

Click on the link below to view a catalogue of the show.

Nikolaus Dolman_Clickbait_Catalogue


Exhibition details:
Opening Wed November 22nd – 6-9pm
continues to December 9th

Five Walls (Gallery 2)
Suite 4, level 1
119 Hopkins St, Footscray
open wed-sat 12-5pm