Dalek’s Latest Series of Colorful Geometric Paintings

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First featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 15, North Carolina based artist James Marshall aka Dalek was exposed to punk rock, skateboarding and painting graffiti early on. His earlier works feature abstract illustrations of characters, strongly influenced by his time as an assistant to Japanese Pop artist Takashi Murakami, and over the years, have progressed into more geometrical works. Dalek has always liked things that are “super flat” and graphic, and he approaches his art with a mathematical sensibility. His paintings today feature geometric shapes that seem to morph when viewed from different angle. In his latest series, which Dalek is currently preparing for his January exhibition at Jonathan Levine gallery in New York, he paints vibrantly colored interlocking forms. Similar to Pointillism, using layering of thin coats of acrylics, built up over 4 to 12 coats, distinct shapes or bands of color are applied to patterns. From up close, we can imagine that Dalek must use a part of his mind’s eye to complete each pixel-like image, which takes on a hypnotic form as one moves away from it. Take a look at Dalek’s new works below, courtesy of the artist.

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