I’ve been doing installations, large sculptures and print covered projects for several years. Several people started asking about buying panels from the Viking ships or elements from the installations. These sculptures are too large, unattainable, or they simply liked what was happening when the pattern collided with the images. So I took the collaged patterns and single graphic images people were asking about and created a body of work that was more accessible.
When I started making these panels, I created quite a few because I wanted room to experiment with my library of patterns and images. Some of them didn’t make the cut, but the ones that did, I started to show when I had exhibitions. When I have down time, I usually make more and try different things with them." - Dennis McNett
This piece of original artwork comes signed by Dennis McNett and includes an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from 1xRUN.
ABOUT Dennis McNett:
Dennis McNett was born in 1972 and grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. He moved to New York in 2001. He has been carving surly block prints for over 18 years. His encouragement as a kid came from his blind grandfather, who told him over and over again that his drawings were good. Later influences came from the raw high-energy imagery pouring out of the early 80's skateboard and punk rock scene.
His graphic aesthetic and love for narrative work has been translated in many ways. His work ranges from larger than life Viking ship performances and parades in Philly, resurrecting Nordic giants on West Broadway in Manhattan, Dragon slayings in Oklahoma, masks, installations and sculptures to unique hand-carved wood cut pieces, traditional relief prints, and graphics.
Participating in both the fine art and design worlds, Dennis has been fortunate enough to create series’ for Anti-Hero skateboards, design shoes for Vans, have work fill the windows of Barneys, NY, and participate in the Deitch Artparade. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Juxtapoz magazine, Thrasher and Complex Magazine. He wants to live until he dies. Breathing is good.