Chris Dyer : Spreading Positivity through Art

Peeling Bodies
Peeling Bodies

Chris Dyer, a Peruvian artist living in Montreal, Canada, is better known for recycling old skateboards into paintings for over 10 years. Although his spiritual art transcends just skateboards as he hopes to pass on a positive message with these expressions.

His goal is to use his inner soul expressions to help other people with their own struggles and evolution into light. Let’s get to know Chris a little better –

Your art is heavily influenced by your Peruvian roots, were you living in Peru or how did it manifest itself?

Yes, I grew up in Lima Peru till age 17, before I moved to Canada where I live now. This upbringing definitely formed much of who I am today and this filters and influences my art as well.

The Apotheosis of Dualitree
The Apotheosis of Dualitree

As soon as I can remember I was creating something. Of course drawings and finger paintings and later junk robots, zines, club houses, mix tape covers, skate graphics, etc.

There has to be a connection between you and a skateboard, what is it and we also believe you started out with skateboard art?

I’ve been skating since I was 8 years old in 1987 and still do it today. Though I never gained much skating skills, I love doing it. It is my fun, my exercise, my freedom and physical expression. As a kid I would do my own graphics (imitating the greats we had in the 80s) or do finger boards and cardboard vert ramps and stuff like that. Then in the late 90s, I drew my own graphics on the blank boards I rode. Only in the year 2000 I started to paint my old broken boards and have been doing it since. Now its also a dream come true to do over 100 commercial skate graphics for the skate industry over the last 10 years.
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Have you had an entheogen/psychedelic experience and has this influenced you or your work in a positive way?

Well, I used to experiment much in my 20s. Did a lot of them and learned quite a bit from them and once I got the message and saw I was risking to burn out I stopped and moved on. So yes, I’d say those psychedelic experiences (as any other) have helped shape my art, but I don’t really need them anymore.

Polaric Heart Intelligence
Polaric Heart Intelligence

Which is your favorite creation and why?

I don’t have one. Each piece is a different expression, with it’s own subject matter and intention. I can’t really pick what is better or worse, it is just all different and all good in one way or another. Then I just leave it up to my followers to pick what they prefer, if they feel like that.

What is the message you would like to communicate with your art?

Many things I guess. Oneness of spirit and cultures. Healing the psychological wounds of our past. Bridging the very grounded street culture with the very airy hippie culture. Duality and it’s dance. Imagination creatures. Etc.

God of Healing
God of Healing

What are your views of the time we are living in?

I think it’s really special with potential for it all! I really enjoy the extent technology helps us and know it will only get better, as humanity keep evolving out of it’s adolescence. I like to keep it optimistic, so even with all the problems we face, I gotta focus on how blessed we are at the same time.

Hope you enjoyed going through the interview, here’s a full documentary on Dyer, that covers his life story, many r-evolutions and explores different topics like “Can art help heal the world”.

The movie includes appearances by different respected artists n skaters, like Alex Gray, Andy Howell, Karl Watson, Nilton Neves, Bob Burnquist, Omen, Ron Allen , Other, etc.

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A Psychonaut who believes that humans have tremendous unharnessed powers within. To be immersed in the boundless gifts of nature and being self-sufficient is my Ikigai. With years of web tech experience, I founded and maintain Fractal Enlightenment.

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Kristijan

I’ ll still have to read and watch all this….. but One thing I know already: THANK YOU! <3

Eddy C. Rodríguez

“Well, I used to experiment much in my 20s…once I got the message and saw I was risking to burn out I stopped and moved on.” This exactly is happening to me, wow. Glad to read his experience.

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