Dan Lydersen Brings Puts A Twist On A Little Bit Of Everything.

I’m going to infer a lot of things from Dan Lydersen‘s pop surrealist paintings, so here goes:

1) He must be kind of fun;
2) He must have diverse interests;
3) He must be constantly pushing himself as an artist;
4) McDonald’s must have some significant impact in his mind;
5) I would love to hang out with him.

This image below, in particular, is my favorite piece of art I’ve seen so far in 2011. This bodes well. I am so into this.

I want to feature about a million pieces off of his website, but I am going to refrain and just keep it to thematically-similar pieces (aka, lots of clowns). Visit his website for more, or, if you’re in San Francisco, head to the Jack Fischer Gallery. His works are on display there, through January 22nd, 2011!

Okay, let’s feature some nipply pieces, too…

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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[…] of the corner of your eye, and one that was! the! best! thing! ever! and kind of reminds me of this dan lydersen painting with the flying ronald mcdonald… only it was way more epic and was a clown […]

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