Alister Dippner is a young artist with a unique talent – he has the ability to express violence in a humorous way. His busy, colorful paintings crawl with obscure characters and malevolent creatures, grinning at the viewer in the midst of some dark act. Dippner is an artist of the MTV generation, and may have been influenced by the art and animation featured on MTV.
There is a cartoonish essence in Alister Dippner’s painting style. Often this painter will use bold outlines for his characters, defining the art work in a similar manner to that used by traditional animators and cartoonists. Many of his characters sport the bobble eyes that are favored by cartoon character designers and the majority of his figures are caricatures of animals or people.
Dippner is a young artist and appears to be experimenting with a variety of art styles, exploring the limits of his own creativity in an attempt to discover which medium and style best suits the obscure, often macabre message that he is trying to portray. Like many modern artists, Dippner has discovered that a sense of abstraction and drama can be added to a painting through the use of drips and splashes of paint. Dippner often uses the dripping paint to describe dripping blood and oozing gore. To watch this up-and-coming humorous horror artist, visit Alister Dippner’s blog and online art gallery.