Warren Dykeman

Artist location: Seattle, WA
Artist bio:

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.