Marcus Dixon illuminated.
Marcus Dixon has put this show together.
Here is the cover of the book I produced. There may be copies available soon, but for now you can go HERE and check it out online.
Big thanks to James (Jim) for providing the extra articles and interview too.
I’ve got some stuff in this awesome Book by Marcus Dixon. You can read it online at the above link.
Everyone should follow
He shoots excellent photos, he can wallie anything and he’s a real pal.
Whenever I hear someone complaining that there’s nothing to do in Newcastle I think of this cover.
Look around you, people!
This is for anyone that has ever asked you why you are studying/have studied a Bachelor of Arts degree, Communications, Vis Comm, Fine Arts, Drama etc.
The copyright industries contributed $93.2 billion dollars to the Australian economy in 2011, or 6.6% of gross domestic product. Employment in copyright industries constitutes 8% of the Australian workforce (PWC 2012, p. 4), larger than employment in the mining workforce (Richardson & Denniss 2011, p. 2). The core copyright industries include Press and Literature, Motion Picture and Video, Radio and Television, Photography, Music, Theatrical Productions, Operas, Visual and Graphic Arts and Advertising Services (PWC 2012, p. 9).
I know education isn’t about money or employment, but to them it is, otherwise they wouldn’t have asked.
This is a photo from 1985. The kid in the jeep is me and the other two are my cousins, Tom and Jack. These guys have always been my two biggest influences (see the way I’m staring at Jack’s board?).
Tom Kearney is the guy busting a pose in the grey jumpsuit. His exhibition The Plastic Frontier will be at Bondi Pavilion from Wed 24 Oct – Sun 4 Nov.
Check it out.
We can’t tell you much about Marcus Dixon except that he’s a ruthless illustrator. Despite choosing an atypical piece of his to feature, Dixon tends to produce tonal works inspired by skate culture that are full of iconography associated with death. What’s most impressive though is the range of his technique- from the drip art above to the ‘lined’ skulls that he does to his really graphic works which appear to either be marker on paper or paint on paper. It’s good stuff so follow him on Tumblr and buy his zine.
My homeboy Marcus got a shout out over at The Tourist Zine.