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Jeremy Dickinson

Jeremy Dickinson

United Kingdom • Born in: 1963

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Born in Halifax, Yorkshire in 1963, painter Jeremy Dickinson now lives and works in London. He studied at the York College of Arts and Technology and went on to graduate from Goldsmith's in 1986.

From a young age he was fascinated by toy cars and has been an avid collector of them all his life, seeking them out in in toy shops. He is just as obsessed by them today, and they are at the heart of much of his artwork. Dickinson primarily specialises in still life paintings, creating pieces which appear pertinent and serious despite his use of subjects which are, on the whole, trivial. He meticulously reproduces the cars, lorries, buses, and other four wheeled vehicles, using models from his personal collection

In his compositions the vehicles are piled on top of one another, almost seeming to form totem poles or precarious pillars which threaten to collapse at any point. With a bit of distance and imagination, some argue that these childish arrangements recall the different regions of the United Kingdom. What is more, and aside from Dickinson's astoundingly accurate recreation, when looking a little closer you cannot help but notice that the miniature models are in fact toys. To complement this Dickinson uses largely pastel colours, recalling the world of childhood whilst maintaining the rigorous technique and artistic distance proper of adulthood.

 

Dickinson has put together several different series celebrating transport; in the 1990s he honoured the humble bus with Civic Pride, using amateur photographs of buses as the basis for his work. For a time, he also briefly flirted with sculpture, scavenging bits of railing, or even containers, from railways.  He sometimes adds other souvenirs of childhood to his collections of vehicles: glimpses of landscapes, modelling clay, cardboard boxes to build huts with.

 

Collectors from across the world have now been reeled in to Jeremy Dickinson's universe, which transports them back to a time which must – for them, too – feel rather distant. The proof of Dickinson's enduring popularity is in his many international exhibitions; he has shown his works from San Francisco to Copenhagen to Japan.  

 

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Born in Halifax, Yorkshire in 1963, painterJeremy Dickinson now lives and works in London. He studied at the York Collegeof Arts and Technology and went on to graduate from Goldsmith's in 1986.

From a young age he was fascinated by toy cars and hasbeen an avid collector of them all his life, seeking them out in in toy shops. Heis just as obsessed by them today, and they are at the heart of much of hisartwork. Dickinson primarily specialises in still life paintings, creating pieceswhich appear pertinent and serious despite his use of subjects which are, onthe whole, trivial. He meticulously reproduces the cars, lorries, buses, and otherfour wheeled vehicles, using models from his personal collection

In his compositions the vehicles are piled on top of one another, almostseeming to form totem poles or precarious pillars which threaten to collapse atany point. With a bit of distance and imagination, some argue that thesechildish arrangements recall the different regions of the United Kingdom. Whatis more, and aside from Dickinson's astoundingly accurate recreation, whenlooking a little closer you cannot help but notice that the miniature modelsare in fact toys. To complement this Dickinson uses largely pastel colours,recalling the world of childhood whilst maintaining the rigorous technique andartistic distance proper of adulthood.

 

Dickinson has put together several different series celebratingtransport; in the 1990s he honoured the humble bus with Civic Pride, using amateur photographs of buses as the basis forhis work. For a time, he also briefly flirted with sculpture, scavenging bitsof railing, or even containers, from railways.  He sometimes adds other souvenirs of childhoodto his collections of vehicles: glimpses of landscapes, modelling clay, cardboardboxes to build huts with.

 

Collectors from across the world havenow been reeled in to Jeremy Dickinson's universe, which transports them backto a time which must – for them, too – feel rather distant. The proof ofDickinson's enduring popularity is in his many international exhibitions; hehas shown his works from San Francisco to Copenhagen to Japan.  

 

When was Jeremy Dickinson born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1963