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Dyemond Obryan | Blue Palm

October 12 - November 10, 2017
Reception: October 12, 6 - 8 :30 pm
Q&A with artist: October 24, 12:30 - 1:30, C135A

Working primarily in drawing and painting, Dyemond Obryan’s approach to art-making is like that of a Zen Buddhist. His work doesn’t address one singular subject nor does it rely on any kind of defined doctrine. A self-taught artist, illustrator, and cartoon enthusiast, Obryan traveled as a semi-professional skateboarder in his youth and has maintained aspects of the skateboard culture in his practice, in his subject matter, and in his enthusiasm for drawing.

With a body of work that combines skate subculture, comics, humor, and the beauty of the everyday, Obryan chooses to describe his work in Blue Palm as “a personal collection of an everyday process to improve his drawing skills and as an ode to his younger self, one who was glued to every comic book, cartoon, and skate magazine”. His almost ritualistic approach to art-making has allowed him to process a unique take on…

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