Saturday, January 30, 2010

Bob Dylan on Canvas

Legendary songwriter Bob Dylan has previously exhibited his drawings and works on paper in The Drawn Blank Series. Bob Dylan will now exhibit his first paintings on canvas. The exhibition will debut at Halcyon Gallery in London from February 13, 2010 to April 10, 2010. The suite of acrylic on canvas paintings are based on drawings and sketches made while on the road during the period of 1989 - 1992.

Motel Pool painting by Bob Dylan
Motel Pool By Bob Dylan

About his artwork, Bob Dylan says:

"I just draw what’s interesting to me, and then I paint it. Rows of houses, orchard acres, lines of tree trunks, could be anything. I can take a bowl of fruit and turn it into a life and death drama. Women are power figures, so I depict them that way. I can find people to paint in mobile home communities. I could paint bourgeois people too.

I’m not trying to make social comment or fulfil somebody’s vision and I can find subject matter anywhere. I guess in some way that comes out of the folk world that I came up in."

According to Paul Green, President of the Halcyon Gallery, "Bob Dylan on Canvas is the grand finale of the Drawn Blank years and the precursor of the new 'Brazil' series in which Dylan explores the canvas further.”

An exhibition of limited edition graphics from The Drawn Blank Series will be on exhibit as well.

Bob Dylan on Canvas will be on display at Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen later this year.

See also:

Bob Dylan: The Drawn Blank Series at


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Related blog entry: Bob Dylan Artwork: Drawn Blank The 2010 Collection (May 22, 2010)