Studio Visit with Laddie John Dill, 7/3/17

When Laddie John Dill was a teenager, his father, a lens designer, helped instill in the young artist an appreciation for technical and scientific analysis that he found came naturally to him, working in tandem with his own creative desires. After graduating from the Chouinard Art Institute in 1968, Dill apprenticed with the likes of Pop Art darlings Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg, artists who left their impact on the art world by revolutionizing ways of seeing and engaging with everyday materials. Decades later, he divides his Venice studio space into two areas, one for his artwork and the other for unbridled experimentation. To quote Dill himself, “It enables me to separate the ideas of making art and just experimenting with materials and seeing what relationships I can get between myself and the materials.”

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