ANDREW MARK DEXEL - Enpaauk
a young artist from the Nlakapamux Nation. His painting style mixes graffiti style with Coast Salish design creating figurative and abstract images that speak to resistance and renewal. His beginnings as a graffiti artist is central to his style and since his switch from walls to canvas three years ago he has brought this energy from the streets into his paintings. His work was featured in Kamloops Art Gallery's exhibition Shazam earlier this year and he also had the pleasure doing a solo show titled, "Gratitude" at Vancouvers Grunt Gallery. his work is also featured at the Native Winds Gallery in Honolulu and has been published in Blood Lines, Redwire, Brunt Magazine.
My work relates my spiritual path; my journey. I express the inspiration lovingly given to me through teachings and stories from my elders and mentors. My work embodies the powerful visions that I have been given through these teachings. I am grateful.
An interview with artist Andrew Dexel conducted by Tania Willard filmed on location of Native Youth Artist Collective workshops at the WISE Hall Vancouver BC, 2009.
Video courtesy Lisa Jackson
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