DOTMASTERS

Dotmasters is the founding member of C6.org. This is a new-media-based collective of art-pranksters, active throughout the 90’s. The collective’s aim was to bridge the gap between art and activism with events that would catch all the attention. The collective’s work was merging graffiti, performance, and new media. It was eclectic, generating inspiration from nightclubs and galleries. Leon Sessix, better known for his moniker Dotmasters was born and raised in London. In the early 1990s, he started painting on the streets of Brighton, as he was inspired by stencils of Nemo and Blek Le Rat, on his trip to France in the early 1980s. As a kid aged 12, Leon was familiar with cutting stencils, as his mother used to teach silk screening at a local school. He would help her cut the stencils to print t-shirts. Everything changed when he realized you could spray right through the stencil. Dotmasters’ work has always been eccentric, and it’s clearly impeccably crafted with meticulous detailing. His style is ever changing and the evolution is real and clear. With a contemporary twist of media and performance merging with graffiti and street art, he brings a new edge to art as we know it. The artist started working under the alias when he got bored of the new-media world and the group dynamic. Now, his work can be found anywhere, from a dead end street to a penthouse in Europe.