Andy Dixon’s colorful paintings are all the rage. Borrowing from Renaissance art, he reinterprets the past masters, updating them to the contemporary world. The result? Paintings that focus on abundance and decadence.
But long before he was a painter, Dixon dominated Vancouver’s punk scene, singing and playing guitar in various bands, including D.B.S. and the Red Light Sting.
“I think 16-year-old Andy would be bewildered by where I am now,” he told Nuvo magazine. “It’s a bit like I’m betraying my punk rock roots. In the ’90s, doing anything for money was the original sin.”
His thematic focus on luxury goods, he says, stems from an interest in the psychology of value. “Why things cost what they do, what is money, and why are we drawn to stuff. I think money is funny. The work isn’t a moral stance at all, more of an exploration of the comedy of it.”
Check out some of his artworks below.