Jeremy Dickinson

A contemporary British artist known for his photorealistic still-life paintings of toy vehicles. Arranged in stacks, the colorful toys become stand-ins for abstract elements. Inspired by vintage photographs and influenced by Photorealism, Dickinson began painting portraits of buses which would later become part of his ongoing series, Civic Pride. This work led him to consider his own collection of small toy vehicles as subject matter. Using the approximately 6,000 toys he has accumulated, Dickinson constructs compositions of stacks and patterns with juxtaposing colors and viewpoints. All of the toy vehicles show evidence of past play, with chips, dents, and rust. - Artnet

Selected Exhibitions

Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

Centro Culturale Ca La Ghironda, Bologno, Italy

Gallery Misia, Takamatsu, Japan

Galerie Nils Steak, Copenhagen, Denmark

Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

Galerie Xippas, Montevideo, Uruguay

Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Faggionato Fine Arts, London, UK

Galerie Axel Thieme, Damstadt, Germany


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA