Denis MASI (b. 1942)

Denis Masi is an experimental artist who has worked, for 40 plus years, across a broad range of different media including: assemblage, sculpture, installation, film, video, performance, photography, print, drawing and painting. His primary interests are concerned with exploring the nature of power and especially power structures in society - that deeply embedded human desire to have and exert power or control in whatever measure. In his work he has focused on the many forms of power but especially psychological, territorial, media and social power.

 

Born in 1942. He studied at Seton Hall University, N.J. USA; Brera Academy of Fine Art, Milan, Italy; PG Studies at Slade School of Fine Art and Chelsea School of Art, London, UK. He has had numerous one-person exhibitions since 1965, in private and public galleries.

He was the first artist in residence at the Imperial War Museum (1984); Sargant Fellow at The British School at Rome (2003); and has held residences in Morocco, Bulgaria and Iceland. His work is held in major private and public collections nationally and internationally and he has completed public and corporate commissions as well as designs for the theatre. He has been an academic from 1968 until 2009.

He lives and works in Spitalfields, London.