羅迪尼．迪克森 Rodney Dickson
深受非主流藝術、無形式藝術（Art Informel）、眼鏡蛇畫派、梵谷、Frank Auerbach和Leon Kossoff等流派及大師的影響，再加上藝術家本身遊歷亞洲多年，因此在Rodney Dickson繪畫作品中，看得出將西方表現主義融入亞洲元素的氣質。利用黃色、綠色、紅色，及白色等色系的使用，象徵著對亞洲土地與人民的印象，而一連串的暗土色綴著如血流的紅色筆觸，提醒著我們那些創痛。
Rodney Dickson born in North Ireland in 1956,and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Rodney Dickson grew up during the troubled years of civil disorder that engulfed Ireland. Having drawn and painted since a child, he has reacted to his early experience by considering the futility and hypocrisy of war through art. As time went by Rodney developed an interest in Vietnam and where he has researched extensively and completed a number of art projects since 1992. There he witnessed the aftermath of conflict in its indiscriminately brutal form and it is from this point that his work proceeds.
Speaking of Rodney’s work related to Asian stereotypes and the Vietnam War, the audience can easily find its “visually energized, intriguing and (intentionally) disturbing.” We could not tell where the artist stood in relation to the racial, cultural, and nationalistic issues he had stirred. That ambiguity spoke to us, as something more essentially truthful than the politically correct stance one so often and so predictably encounters.
Outsider art, Art Informel, Cobra, Van Gogh, Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff have left the strongest impacts on Rodney Dickson’s painting, with his experience of living in Asia for years, in Rodney Dickson’s painting, the Western expressionism and Asian elements can be easily found. By using the colors such as yellow, green, red and white to express his impression on the land and people in Asia, yet occasionally there will be grim reminds of tragedy when some bloody red seeping through with masterful strokes.