"Untitled" by Antonio D'Souza

"Untitled" by Antonio D'Souza

Antonio D'Souza
"Untitled"

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Technique: mixed media
Social Media: @gasketist
Website: http://www.antoniodsouza.com
Print Number: 203

I am a "gasketist". I create visual art and design objects from used and redundant gaskets. A gasket is flat component used between two mechanical surfaces to prevent the passage of a liquid or a gas. This humble and inconspicuous part is hidden away to most, yet its function is essential. Once a gasket has “blown” or fails, it is rendered unusable and therefore can only be used once. Gaskets are made from a variety of materials including paper, card, cork, rubber, graphite, and various metals. I find them intriguing as my eye is drawn around the contours of their internal and external shapes.


Seen in the following exhibitions:
5/R Hall&Gallery, Nagoya, Japan in August 2022
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany in October 2022
Kölner Graphikwerkstatt, Cologne, Germany in November 2022
The inPrint Collective, Toronto, Canada in April 2023March
Metro Art Studios, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA in July 2023