Of Then and NowScott Dykema
Oil and acrylic paint on Stretched canvas New
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
48" h x 36" w x 1.5" d |10 lbs. 1 oz.
Artist Scott Dykema creates colorful mixed-media figurative works, reminiscent of contemporary street art. This is largely due to the inclusion of spray paint in his arsenal of tools. “There is an extreme love in putting something down onto a blank surface, committing to giving it new life and finishing it,” says Scott. His work comes from the constant desire to simply create. Drawing inspiration from the hues of the sky, books, images online, or even spots on the floor. Scott first started out studying nutrition and dietetics but veered into his ingenious creative side by the influence of an art teacher. He demonstrates fanciful interpretations of cultures through multiple layers, and oftentimes metallic elements. In each piece, he presents a story that awaits the imaginative viewer. Scott’s studio is a charming 1947 Chevy school bus parked permanently in his Texas backyard.
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I love the modern, energetic, color saturated twist Scott breathes into his otherwise mythological status portraits and themes. For me, Portion Control's subtraction of form added to the subject's mystery and further drew me into the knowing, alluring Mediterranean blue of the woman's eyes. It is as if she has a secret to tell, and I, captivated, stand in silence waiting to hear it. The golden glow around her adds depth and substance, catching the light of my home from all angles. I am enraptured with this painting and will treasure it for decades to come.- J Fowler
Tropical Night Geisha is hanging beautifully in our home. The painting surpassed my expectations at every level. It is quite breathtaking and alluring at the same time. We admire it every day and look forward to viewing your additions. Thank you.- S Eidler
Scott, I have just received my painting (Geisha with painted wall) and it is even more beautiful in the flesh than I expected. I am absolutely thrilled with it. You are a very talented man!- N Palios