Chris Dyer’s art both resists being classification, while at the same time being appreciated by many in different art movements. He grew up in Peru, then moved to Canada at 17 and has spent the last decade traveling around the world learning from over 24 different countries’ cultures. This has opened his mind to create a flavor of art that fusses cultures into a spiritual oneness that can appeal to all, yet is owned by nobody.
Chris has been skateboarding since he was eight years old (1987) and that raw street culture has influenced his work to the core. His best-known works are his detailed colorful paintings on broken skateboards, which he has pushed forward into sculptural masterpieces. These skate paintings, among his canvas work, murals and painted objects are well respected in the world of Skate Art, and at the same time one of the top artists in the Visionary Art world, a movement that is growing much these days. But this doesn’t mean Chris’ art isn’t also valued in other contemporary circles like the lowbrow or graffiti art as he juggles mediums, styles and themes in constant exploration of his inner worlds.
Because of this originality in Dyer’s work, it has already been exhibited in solid solo and group shows around the world including lands like Peru, Mexico, Belgium, San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, Paris, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles and across Canada. It has also been featured in many magazines and books worldwide and led him to commercial jobs doing over 100 skateboard graphics for some of the biggest brands, as well other gigs doing record covers, clothing designs and more.
2011 has been a huge year fro Chris with the release of his documentary DVD in spring, California solo shows in Summer and a coffee Table art book (by Schiffer Publishing) being release at Miami art Basel, this December. And this is just the beginning, so stay tuned.
There is one thing I can say proudly about Chris and that is that he is a true hardcore working artist in every inch of his body and soul, every chance we hook up I am amazed of the amount of work is has been up to the past few years, he is constantly working on this and that, art pieces for himself, deck design for skate companies, art works for exhibitions in and outside of Canada, traveling, Making videos, dropping books, DVD’s, skating, doing murals with different street crews and much more, always busy and always fresh. There is a rezone why his company’s name is Positive creations and that is because he IS one big positive creation! Check him out!
Fantastic, right?! wanna see more? then check Chris’s site here: www.positivecreations.ca