b .1972, Stafford, UK
Graham Dolphin is a British artist born 1972 in Stafford, UK. His work frequently explores the concepts of self-identification and idolism, included an ongoing series of pieces inspired by the memorialisation of deceased celebrities. He is known for his meticulous and laborious art work created using various media, including scrupulously reconstructing the shrines dedicated to rock stars that are often popularised by fan communities. These works draw connections between such modern day monuments and the acts of pilgrimage associated with saints and gurus in religious rituals, as well as questioning the relationship between appreciation and veneration in art. Dolphin currently lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.