Dan Lydersen

Gallery Affiliations: Jack Fischer Gallery

Region: Pacific Coast

Website: http://danlydersen.com

City / State: Sacramento, CA

My recent paintings are a reconciliation between past and present, particularly with regard to Western culture’s notions of spirituality and the relationship between society and nature. Drawing from a variety of contemporary and historical sources, from the Renaissance to modern cinema, literature and popular culture, the paintings are an attempt to come to terms with the present through the immediate marriage of today’s visual culture with that of the past. Both theatrical and satirical, comical and somber, the paintings pose a view of humanity that is steeped in the existential turmoil that lies between materiality and spirituality, where society trudges persistently forward into the future while the human searches for meaning and purpose as mortal animals remain unresolved.