Art Talk – Dan Heyer

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Dan Heyer is an Australian born n based artist working primarily in the mediums of illustration, comic and sculpture. His art sitting within the underground comic realm of R.Crumb, Gary Panter and Dan Clowes and the Australasian influences of people such as Murray Ball (of ‘Footrot Flats’ fame), Reg Mombassa and Norman Lindsay – It’s gloopy, smelly, wild and can veer between an almost photographic realism to complete cartoon absurdity

When asked to describe the reasons for his art, Dan states that it is an undeniable autobiographical drive:

“Inasmuch as it’s the reason I can’t live without it now, I assume I started into it as a little dingus because I’ve forever been in constant conversation with myself. If the output amounts to that same conversation for anyone receiving it, the less people I need to get around to explaining myself to.”

(Picture below of some art by Dan)

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With Dan only just at the beginning of what we are sure will be a promising career, now is the perfect time to get to know the man and his art, by reading the Art Talk interview below…

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