Currently working out of Vancouver, Canada, Andy Dixon's work contrasts refined subject matter with a coarse application of his materials. Although his subjects are often romantic, Dixon's approach and use of colour remove their idealism, accenting an alternative beauty found within the imperfection and humanity of both the subject and the artist simultaneously.
"Based in Vancouver, Andy Dixon makes brightly colored paintings that recall a Fauvist sensability, with subjects that draw on a range of art historical tropes, like reclining nude females, still lives of flowers, and Renaissance royal portraiture. Specific choices like line treatment, composition, and a certain seeming self-consciousness about his historical sources make Dixon's work fresh. " - Interview Magazine
"Vancouver- based artist Andy Dixon’s latest works obviously borrow subject matter from the greats — Rousseau, Matisse, Picasso — even as a punk sensibility permeates them. Hues are outrageous and paint is coarsely applied. His warped appropriations invite the viewer to invent a new understanding of the subjects." - The Vancouver Sun
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Interview Magazine (2015)