Thursday, February 28, 2013

Jeremy Dickinson

Jeremy Dickinson
Jeremy Dickinson, Truck Tower Crane No 1

Jeremy Dickinson, Red Truck Race, 2010

Jeremy Dickinson, Truck Tower

Jeremy Dickinson, Truck Stack with Cable Way

Jeremy Dickinson, Heinkels, 2001

Jeremy Dickinson, Performance Stack, 2003

Jeremy Dickinson

Jeremy Dickinson, Ten Reds, 2008

Jeremy Dickinson, Double Spectrum Tramway, 2010

Jeremy Dickinson, Small Trucks, 2003

Jeremy Dickinson, Long Island Fishbowl Wallmap, 2007

Jeremy Dickinson, French Autopark, 2008

Jeremy Dickinson, The Repainted Crane, 2008

Jeremy Dickinson, Autostack (Vanwall)

Jeremy Dickinson, Mr Peanut Sculpture, 2012

Jeremy Dickinson, BNSF & Shinkansen History, 2003

Jeremy Dickinson, Crane No 3 (Tekno), 2012

Jeremy Dickinson, Kranewagon, 2006

Jeremy Dickinson, Historic Scottish Wall Map, 2007

Jeremy Dickinson, Autostack (Talbot Lago(

Jeremy Dickinson, Civic Pride and Silversides

Jeremy Dickinson, HIgh Level Billboard (Karmann Ghia), 2012

Jeremy Dickinson, Duotones, 2009

Jeremy Dickinson

Jeremy Dickinson, Bus Rears, 2008

Jeremy Dickinson, Auto Spectrum with Transporter

Jeremy Dickinson

Jeremy Dickinson is a British artist whose hallmark is a child-like delight in vibrant colours and dynamic shapes.

Dickinson was born in 1963 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England. He studied at York College of Arts and Technology and later at Goldsmith's College, London – the city in which his first public exhibition took place in 1991 at the Whitechapel Open Studios.

In 1995 he illustrated The Aston Martin DB3S portfolio, published by Palawan Press (London) and five years later he was invited to co-design the Royal Mail’s Buses Stamps released on 15 May 2001. In between came exhibitions in Brussels, Darmstadt, Florence, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Tokyo as he began to climb the slippery ladder of international commercial success.
The basis of his work is a childhood collection of cars and buses which he arranges in stacks and patterns, carefully juxtaposing colours and viewpoints. Originally simple depictions of battered cars, trucks, and buses that have an unknown history, he made them more complex and evocative, at times introducing an idiosyncratic (if deliberate) sense of humour. Canvasses are quite likely to show an improbable pile of vehicles resting on one that is the wrong way up or a car vaulting like Eddy the Eagle over others randomly parked below.

Recent paintings have given the vehicles a personality of their own and his cars and trucks have become collaborators in the finished canvas. Writing in Classic and Sports Car (January 2009), Mick Walsh reported that family and friends send Dickinson toys for his collection, but that his best finds have been tatty items of no interest to specialist collectors. Dickinson told him:
“I’m always after strange colours. Some 1950s Dinkys such as the Austin Counties were released in weird two-tone schemes. I think the colour range was affected by the lead in the paint. I look for unusual toys, particularly French Dinkys, but the older stuff is getting hard to find.”
His most recent work continues to focus on his passion for transportation, whether it is the paintings of toy buses in miniature junkyards, shipping containers on a dockside, or larger scale works in which whole collections of vehicles are sorted into groups according to their country of origin or contrasting colours.

Jeremy Dickinson is an artist with an eye for meticulous detail, who knows where he is going and whose enthusiasm and passion are infectious. 

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Cheryl Ann said...

i love them! the flying trucks one is my favorite ;)

Claire Kiefer said...

This reminds me so much of the boys I babysit. :) I hope Jude grows up to be like Jeremy Dickinson and makes art about trucks and cars and buses! :)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

So cool! I want to frame them and put them in the dude's room!

Trissta {Living on the Chic} said...

I would hang all of these on my wall. All at once. I love them.

Much Love,

Kathryn said...

My son would go nuts over these. Who would think vintage toy vehicles could look so cool?

Kristine said...

I'm not really a car person in any form but there is something so whimsical about these!More importantly, I just went on your pinterest and immediately went to the food section ( of course) and oh my God! I am making those oreo cupcake thingies tonight!! Yum! Then I looked at your shoe selection ( am I a creepy stalker?) and I love all the wedges too!

Regina said...

These are wonderful!

feathermar said...

these are amazeballs!

Megan said...

This post makes me think of BBC's Top Gear. It's my husband's favorite TV program and he has downloaded it religiously to watch every Sunday evening for as long as I've known him. I would love copies of these Dickinson prints to decorate my son's room in our new house. They are incredible. I wonder if Top Gear is an artistic influence for Dickinson?

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

love these!

Kitty Stampede said...

RIDICULOUS!!! in the most awesome way. These are super cool. Man, some people have the best brains ever.

p.s.- sorry for all these emails you are probably getting. I don't know how much time I have left but trying to get as much in as I can...hahaha...
love your blog.