Inside “Michael Dotson – Floaters”

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Solo exhibition in Los Angeles for Brooklyn artist Michael Dotson with a serie of photoshop sketches inspired by pop culture.

Here is a look at” Floaters.”


Floaters display some of the 200 sketches created by Michael Dotson. Inspired by pop culture, he combines digital technology and painting.

The artist brings his characters to a new dimension and narrative. There is a colorful optical illusion, like a 3-D animation. Frames in movements. Floaters.

Reaching, 2021 – Michael Dotson
Good spirit, 2021 – Michael Dotson

 Look closely at the subject. Michael Dotson uses many Disney cartoons characters. Will you recognize them?

Promise of Spring, 2021
Wendy, 2021 – Michael Dotson

About the artist

In 2011, New York-based artist Michael Dotson started his series of photoshop sketches. His work is inspired by his childhood. Indeed, his mother was a toymaker, hence the many references to classic cartoons.  

Star Gazing, 2021 – Michael Dotson
Deepdish, 2021 – Michael Dotson
Muses, 2021 – Michael Dotson

Ready to visit this exhibit?

*COVID-19 update as of July 2021*

– Please wear a mask and practice a physical distance of 6 feet between yourself and others

– Please check L.A County’s health and safety protocols before your visit

Plan your visit:

  • Exhibit on view from June 26th – August 1st, 2021
  • Location: Over the Influence, 833 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
  • Hours: 11 am – 6 pm Tuesday-Sunday.
  • Admission: Free.
  • Duration: I spent 30 minutes discovering it  
  • Parking: unmetered street parking and paid parking lots
  • More information available at

Article based on my visit in July 2021

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2 thoughts on “Inside “Michael Dotson – Floaters”

  1. Ce n’est pas ma came, mais il y a du talent et une grosse inspiration, à mon avis, d’un certain Pablo Picasso, en tout cas pour ce qui est des formes. Merci Marie pour cette nouvelle découverte culturelle.


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