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Meet local artist Dan Pederson, who is creating fascinating mixed media collages with repurposed materials resulting in unique 3-Dimensional abstract masterpieces.

The artist is producing dynamic surfaces that are reminiscent of urban walls plastered with color, bold lines, graffiti, pasteups, and more. Pederson is inspired by “the process, it’s euphoric, it’s the frenetic whirlwind of my process that is addictive, the excitement and joy of the process, and the surprise of what is made at the end”.


Pederson has said he enjoys art history and fines inspiration from the masters such Twombly, Miro, Dubuffet, Francis, and Calder. He discovered his passion for art while studying music performance in college whiling attended Chapman University, getting serious about his art career the last three years. When asked about his artwork Pederson said, “I really love the depth you can get off the flat surface as well all the nooks and crannies that are created.” He went on to say, “The construction and the deconstruction, my organization of clutter, and the reusing and re-purposing of things makes my work more personal and more importantly intimate and inherently mine”.


He has been exhibiting his artwork throughout the valley at such venues as {9} The Gallery, the IceHouse, the monOrchid, the Tieken Gallery, Pita Jungle, and R. Pela Contemporary Art Gallery, just to name a few. Currently he has a wonderful solo exhibition on display at new hotspot The Newtown in downtown Phoenix, where he is showcasing 27 brand new artworks. Experience Pederson’s work first hand and have the opportunity to meet the artist next Thursday, May 5th from 5-6:30pm. This exhibition will be on display at the Newtown until Mid-June and is located at 300 W. Camelback Road Phoenix. 


His work has been featured in several publications both online and in print including the Arts Beacon, Phoenix New Times, Downtown Devil, Visual Art Source and YabYum Music & Arts. Pederson has become a staple of the Phoenix art community, really finding connection, support and inspiration from follow artists, curators, and patrons, which have further pushed him artistically to exhibit and grow as an artist. Still want to learn more about talented artist Dan Pederson then visit him online. *All images are courtesy and copyright of artist Dan Pederson and Nicole Royse.