Rapillard, Dylan

Dylan Rapillard (born 1979, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas) is a mixed media artist, but is best known for his mixed-media collages. Working as Print and Design Master at Bahama Hand Prints between 2006-2017, his knowledge and exposure to silk-screen and pattern is increasingly evident in his paintings.His work merges painterly styles and philosophies with a primary focus on current social issues ranging from the use of the internet and social media, apathy in society, perspective within the human condition and the memento mori. The result is multi-layered wall-works implementing paint, print, digital media and found objects. Images of Bahamian flora and fauna, shells, the female figure and text are layered again and again to create complex patterns and traces.

Rapillard has exhibited his work in several joint exhibitions with Bahamian Artist DedeBrown including Peep Show, Popopstudios ICVA (2011), Tickle Me Pink, Central Bank of The Bahamas (2013) and separately he exhibited in Sugar, Popostudios ICVA (2008). His work was selected for National Exhibition NE6 and NE7 at the National Gallery of The Bahamas. Rapilliard continually works and exhibits throughout the Bahamas.