Dylan Carroll

Wednesday, September 1 to Friday, December 31, 2021

Kansas City native and artist Dylan Carroll views painting as a cathartic experience and takes time to let the canvas speak to him. Carroll elevates acrylic into a three dimensional medium by using tools and objects to lift and manipulate the paint. Dylan can often be found working late into the night in his studio at the Arts Asylum.


Introduce yourself and talk about the works on view.

Using acrylic paint, these paintings were created at varying points throughout the last 3 years, each having a different purpose in my experimentation with the medium.


What did you have to develop, try or learn to create this artwork?

Creating these works I had to develop a deeper understanding of my tools which is a selection of pallet knives, paint scrapers and a few various sized brushes. More importantly, I have overcome my insecurities of being colorblind and have discovered a true passion in painting.

Horizontal abstracted painting with repetitive vertical shapes.

What is your most important artist tool? Is there something you can’t live without in your studio?

If I could say anything is a tool then it would be coffee...i also can't live without it either. Oftentimes when I'm taking a break from a project I'll go take a drive to get the glorious bean juice.   


Please list 5-10 books, movies and/or music that currently inspire you.

The Stand by Stephen King

i Robot by Isaac Asimov

Lost in Translation 

Pulp Fiction

Milky Chance  - Colorado (song)