VAN DAHL

About


Visual Artist


Studio: Bowery, New York City.



THE WORK

SKETCHES

“Art is the means we have of undoing the damage of haste. It's what everything else isn't.”

‘Las Vegas in the rain

Selected Works

‘Snake Battles Cat’

2023 – The Corner of Dew Drive Street

‘White Boy Rick’

“All you can ask for is a little honesty. As time goes on, if you’re lucky, you can become honest with yourself. You can accept yourself. There is no door A if you walked through door B. Some circumstances you just can’t change. But you can be honest.”

‘I don't believe in art. I believe in artists’

‘My burning desire’

2023 – The Corner of Dew Drive Street

‘Places to hide and places to die’

PAINTINGS

“Throughout the history of modern painting, the primitive has repeatedly been called upon to rescue & rejuvenate the vitality of ‘high’ art.”

Selected Works

‘Taco Grinder’ 75 x 60 cm

“I’m getting closer to really accepting myself & I’m just around the bend from contentment. Drifting along letting the small things go. And the Iron Head is runnin’ killer. I’m not listening to the mainstream anything. Not arguing. The phone turned off for hours on end. I’d rather be lucky than good any day of the week.”



‘Panther Milk’ 42 x 30 cm

“I’ve never been somebody who can be counted on...The more I age the more I find that we can live only with beings who liberate us, who love us with an affection as light to carry as it is strong to experience. Be somebody who can be counted on! ”



‘67 Chev Impala’ 40 x 60 cm

“I want to combine as many things I like: Film, art history, muscle cars, old Harley’s, mid century furniture, mosaic tile & lighting, old buildings, peace signs— it goes on and on ...”

‘Hollywood Motherhood’ 42 x 30 cm

“I’ve always rejected being understood. To be understood is to prostitute oneself. I prefer to be taken seriously for what I’m not, remaining humanly unknown, with naturalness and all due respect.”



‘1970 Malibu’ 40 x 60 cm

“If only there were more magic people to help us get through

this strange life.


“This dream it might be crazy, but it’s the only one I got.”

Van Dahl

CONTACT

Email:

hello@van-dahl.com

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