We are excited to have, Kyle Dineen, as our Featured Artist, he truly has a unique style and makes amazing 3d sculptures, a lot of them have super psychedelic illusions, you need to be following this young artist on all his channels so you don’t miss a thing.
Where are you from?
How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
Ive been an artist for 3 years now. I create layered sculptures inspired by music and sound (mostly electronic music). These pieces are my attempt to give sounds a 3d form and connect the tangible and intangible.
Do you have a job in the art industry? If So, what’s one thing you don’t like about it? If no, where would your dream job be?
I work part time at a hotel but it is an art hotel so luckily I get to be around some awesome pieces while I work (our lobby has a 35 ft. wall with a KAWS installation) . if i couldn’t be a professional artist my dream job would be to be involved in stage design and visual production for electronic music festivals.
Do you have a favorite Artist?
I have so many but to narrow it down to a few, I would say Francesco Lo Castro, Alex Grey, and Mike Cole are my favorites at the moment.
What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
My Bassnectar inspired sculpture “Synesthesia”, was the center piece of the gift altar installation at Bassnectar’s New Years Eve show in Atlanta (over 20,000 tickets sold!). Seeing my piece inside the venue while I was at the show felt like the biggest accomplishment of my life so far. 3 years ago I would’ve never imagined I’d get to bring my art to share with everybody at a Bassnectar show like New Years.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
5 years from now I imagine I’ll be living in California with a home studio where I work every day on my art instead of going into a real job that pays the bills. 10 years from now my art will be evolved into massive wall hung pieces and interactive installations for music festivals. I have many ideas that just aren’t possible until I have the money to pour into materials and the space to create large work. 20 years from now everything will be running smoothly. I will be able to create anything I want. I can use any materials i want, i can afford my dream studio… In the 23 years of being an artist, I will have met the people that will be a part of my art in its final stage.. with an experienced team of creatives that share my ultimate vision, we will finally be able to create stages and drive the future of the production industry with a constantly evolving collective project.
If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
Lorin Ashton, the mad genius behind the electronic music project “Bassnectar”
How is one way you make money with your art?
I sell original sculptures
If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Thailand or China, I dream about kayaking around those beautiful cliffs and mountains
What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
Golden makes awesome acrylic paints. I use their high flow series for most of my painting.
Any advice for young artists?
Create for yourself and tap into your art spirit!