Dion Kitson

‘Dion’s practice is very appropriate to this particular time and the focus that it gives on how to turn things into playfulness. I’m moved by them.’ – Celia Paul

Dion Kitson explores how to infiltrate an un-suspecting, un-wanting, un-academic audience by bringing the outside world into his work.

With a wry sense of humour, Dion’s cash machine offers everything and delivers nothing: as the title tells us, ‘It’s only paper’. By reproducing a cash machine, he reminds us of the empty promises of neoliberalism, particularly felt in our post-Brexit permacrisis era. Capitalism has left many of us without much capital – especially true for young people in the UK – leading many to consider alternative economic and social structures.

Dion Kitson lives and works in Birmingham. He has exhibited widely, including Me, My Brain, and I at Koppel Gallery, London (2022) and Hypha Presents at Hypha Studio Mayfair, London (2022) and has staged interventions at the Frieze Art Fair (2022) and collaborated with comedian Joe Lycett.