Dylan began drawing in the 60's to pass time whilst recovering from a motorbike crash. His work was first brought to public attention in 1994 with the publication of the Drawn Blank book which was a compilation of drawings and sketches made between 1989 and 1992 whilst on tour in America, Asia and Europe.Over a decade later he was approached by a German gallery called the Chemnitz Art Gallery with a request to mount an exhibition of his sketches and drawings. It was the first time he had an offer of this kind and accepted. This interest in his work inspired him to re-viste his art and prompted the creation of 320 new pieces. These new creations where subsequently used for the exhibition and are what make up the drawn blank series today.
Dylan works in watercolour and gouache. His art is a glimpse of the world through his eyes. These paintings show a man on the periphery, constantly peering in, observing and are somewhat telling of life on tour. Views of hotel rooms, car parks and awkward looking people in bars are just some of the subjects he paints.
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