studio e, Seattle
Damien Hoar de Galvan (b.1979, Northampton, MA) lives and works in Boston. After studying behavioral science as an undergraduate he decided to take a different path as an artist. He completed the post-baccalaureate program at SMFA in 2008. Recently Hoar de Galvan has exhibited at the Boston Center for the Arts, Carroll and Sons (Boston), studio e gallery (Seattle), and BBQLA (Los Angeles).
Warren Dykeman grew up in the desert of eastern Washington in Kennewick, just outside the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Having lived under the shadow of America’s atomic ambitions, Warrens work is informed by the Cold War era Americana that surrounded him in those formative years. His paintings and drawings draw upon elements of folk art, handmade sign lettering, digital art, and collage. Utilizing a variety of materials, Warren creates work that contains an intriguing awkwardness which produces a rhythm between contour, color, and mistake. With a nod to the past, Warren embraces the new technology of the digital age combining his experience as a graphic designer to create compositions that use vector style graphics as a jump off for his unique take on primitive folk art styles.
Warren received a BFA from Western Washington University and studied painting under Ed Bereal of the Los Angeles Cool School.
My paintings and drawings are mixtures of images from sketch books, hand lettering, digital art and collage. I use pencil, acrylic, digital printing, computer projections and collage to create these images.
The figure, hand lettering and typography are the major themes of my work. I am intrigued by folk art, primitive art and all forms of graphic art from information design to corporate identity systems. I want my work to contain an intriguing awkwardness that has a rhythm between contour, color and mistake.