Artist Biography: Demian Dressler
Recognized by vibrantly surreal color and living movement, Demian Dressler sets benchmarks in abstract art process, using a unique mind and a desire for new horizons and methods.
His artistic work was discovered in 2012, and after a year of refusal, he was finally persuaded by art professionals to release it to the general public. In doing so, he overcame an intensely personal and private relationship with his art. Following numerous international awards, his works have found recognition among those within seasoned art communities.
(Demian Dressler and Mark Kostabi)
Demian’s childhood was spent in the rural and raw beauty of Maui. He experimented with a variety of artistic methods for many years, attending alternative schools that emphasized artistic development until his teens. He was deeply influenced by the pure, vivid ocean, lush mountains and harsh black lava rock found in his island home. This formed the foundation for his love of vibrance, movement, and bold, ambiguous forms that are portrayed in his abstract works.
(Demian with his wife Beth and daughter Liliah Jael)
One of Demian’s technique developments is a hybrid of painting with abstract photography, a process he describes as "depth imaging". In reality, it is a highly complex, multistep process, created by the same impulses that produced his Ivy League Doctorate in veterinary medicine and surgery, a top-selling book, and the invention of a cancer therapeutic. Here, small images, intricately detailed and often no larger than an index card, are transferred into imposing and beautiful wall art.
This artist also creates detailed oil paintings with a high degree of realism, abstract works using traditional media, Japanese sumi ink on paper, plaster on panel...a very wide variety of techniques and methods.
Demian lives on the island of Maui with his family.
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