February 13, 2020

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Helena Merker

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The Colorful Paintings of Andy Dixon

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Andy Dixon, a Canadian-based artist and punk rocker, works as a freelance graphic designer. He loves shades of pink, and his work and Instagram feed both utilize vibrant colors. Dixon’s illustrations, graphic work, and large paintings decorate many art galleries and walls of homes. His first solo art show in …

new york branding sports graphic design studio

Andy Dixon, a Canadian-based artist and punk rocker, works as a freelance graphic designer. He loves shades of pink, and his work and Instagram feed both utilize vibrant colors. Dixon’s illustrations, graphic work, and large paintings decorate many art galleries and walls of homes. His first solo art show in 2008, “How to Draw Everything”, showed 16 original works and sold out. 

Dixon typically works with mixed media on paper and is very aware of the relationship between art and money. Many of his large acrylic paintings include signifiers of wealth such as ornate ballrooms, reclining nudes, and bathing beauties. Dixon’s work is also full of juxtaposition. In his own self-taught style, he treats his detailed content in a crude manner, combining rough lines with a vivid pastel palette. In addition, Dixon works in sculpture. Even though his work commonly features absurdly disproportionate figures, his sculptures are still created with an eye towards beauty.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Dixon now lives and works in Los Angeles. The first step in the creation of his paintings is thin layers of acrylic paint, which are then followed by the addition of oil pastels.

Despite being most recognized for his fine art, Dixon has recently collaborated with Versace on an exhibition that was presented during Milan Design Week. One of the key pieces of the exhibition is an installation of a hand-painted, nine-by-seven feet Versace shirt. In collaboration with the house’s menswear studio, Dixon also developed two new prints that portray his art in a Versace context and reflect his love of maximalism and color.

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