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Niall Van Dyke
updated: 10/12/2009
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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kat fitght!!
One Too Many
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mystery train...
 
Portfolio Keywords:  gestural, nature, cartoon, violence, urban, systems, abstract, surreal, psychological, humor
 
 
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sumi ink on paper
2007
34" x  48" 
untitled by Niall Van Dyke
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sumi ink on paper
2007
40" x  46" 
untitled by Niall Van Dyke
untitled
sumi ink on paper
2007
48" x  32" 
kat fitght!! by Niall Van Dyke
kat fitght!!
sumi ink on paper
2007
72" x  48" 
One Too Many by Niall Van Dyke
One Too Many
sumi ink on paper
2007
44" x  44" 
untitled by Niall Van Dyke
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sumi ink on paper
2007
38" x  48" 
untitled by Niall Van Dyke
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sumi ink on paper
2007
66" x  44" 
untitled by Niall Van Dyke
untitled
sumi ink on paper
2007
48" x  40" 
untitled by Niall Van Dyke
untitled
sumi ink on paper
2007
48" x  40" 
mystery train... by Niall Van Dyke
mystery train...
sumi ink on paper
2007
48" x  32" 

Artist Statement
For this series of drawings I have chosen to use Sumi ink as it lends itself so beautifully to my fast and loosely improvised approach. The simplicity of this material allows for an unencumbered conduction of energy channeled through an opening of the mind. The mind’s vocabulary is endless and my accumulation of cultural images, personal experiences and references escape via this conduction of energy. As an instrument I can relate this to music and the mode of improvisation as each of these drawings begin with a few quick gestures and then, just as in music, I begin to play with those first shapes to create a new composition. At times the imagery may reflect something of a technologically infused landscape or, if so inclined, an apocalyptical one. The communion with viewer becomes one of shared experience, a transfer of information as energy.

Artist Bio / CV

Niall Van Dyke

Born: 1975

Hometown: Wyckoff, NJ.

Education: Hunter Collage BFA