Dylan Gebbia Richards
Gaining influence from his surroundings, such as the unique geology and meteorology of his hometown, Dylan Gebbia Richards is an artist obsessed with change and evolution of shapes within the natural world.
Nature plays an important part in Gebbia Richards' work- used as a basis for juxtaposition to deliver a transcendent effect on the viewer. Scale, colour and form are used to create an inviting, synthetic environment in which the organic is shrouded in an artificial cover.
Gebbia Richards' work is driven by a constant desire for discovery, a motivation that is visible in his work and which lends itself to his scientific background. Gebbia Richard's artistic process is based on combining broad experimentation and focused skilled refinement, which involves melting paraffin wax and combining it with pigments to form a textured landscape.
Gebbia Richards attended Bates college in Maine, reading Environmental Studies, before realizing that his passion lied within creating physical manifestations of his academic pursuits. It was at the University of Colorado Boulder where he directed his attention full time to his artistic practice.
Gebbia Richards has showcased extensively in Colorado, with exhibitions including the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, the Denver International Airport and the David B. Smith Gallery. This summer he will be showcased in a group exhibition with Georgia O’Keeffe at the Crystal Bridges Museum, Arkansas.
Dylan Gebbia Richards takes us to The Beyond
The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe & Contemporary Art opened in May 2018 at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville and features paintings, sculptures, photographs, murals and more by the mother of American Modernism- Georgia O’Keeffe, alongside works from 20 contemporary artists whose work she inspired – including Unit London’s Dylan Gebbia Richards.