Warren Dykeman (°1967, South Laguna, United States) is an artist who works in a variety of media. By focusing on techniques and materials, Dykeman  develops forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels, which incite the viewer to make their own personal associations.

His artworks are based on formal associations which open a unique poetic vein. Multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. By choosing mainly stylized solutions, he often creates several practically identical works, upon which thoughts that have apparently just been developed are manifested: words are made and then erase or painted out again, ‘mistakes’ are encouraged.

His works are notable for their abused finish and tactile nature. This is of great importance and bears witness to great craftsmanship. By manipulating the viewer to create confusion, he considers making art a craft which is executed using clear formal rules and which should always refer to social reality.

His works are on the one hand touchingly beautiful, on the other hand painfully attractive. Again and again, the artist leaves us orphaned with a mix of conflicting feelings and thoughts. Warren Dykeman currently lives and works in Seattle WA, U.S.