Duggie Fields Artist Biography
Duggie Fields started working with digital media in the late 1990's describing his work in progress as "MAXIMAList". Despite his concern with the identity-dissolving impact of mass media on the contemporary psyche, Fields manages to sustain a coherent signature style that is as flamboyantly dysfunctional as it is cool and simple. Duggie Fields studied architecture, briefly, at Regent Street Polytechnic before going to Chelsea School of Art in 1964 . He left with a scholarship that took him on his first visit to the United States.As a student his work moved from Minimal, Conceptual and Constructivist phases to a more hard-edge post-Pop figuration. By the middle of the 1970s his work included many elements that were later defined as Post-Modernism. In 1983 in Tokyo, sponsored by the Shiseido Corporation, a gallery was created specially for his show, and the artist and his work were simultaneously featured in a television, magazine, billlboard and subway advertising campaign throughout the country. "MAXIMALism - Include all exclusively. Conquer divisive ideology. Maximise to the max."