Chris Dyer is a soul with high intentions for humanity and his self. He is a man on a quest for elevated consciousnesses through natural life experiences and introspections. A medium of the Great Spirit, who opens his vessel and tries to let go of the temporary complications of his ego-mind. A student of life and true soul skater, despite all the falls.
Chris Dyer grew up in Lima, Peru till age 17, where he was involved in 80’s skateboarding, 90’s surfing and street gang destructive activities. He eventually moved to Canada to study art for many years. Today he is based in Montreal, where he works out of his home studio “The Positive Portal”
These days he also spends half of his time on the road, making and spreading his art worldwide, as he explores many cultures and himself. By now he has been able to reach over 36 different countries, which has been a chance for him to learn much from a variety of cultures. These powerful experiences has helped him create a flavour of art which fuses many cultures into a spiritual oneness of unity within diversity, which can appeal to all, yet is owned by none.
Chris’ art is rooted in the skateboard culture he has been part of since a young boy, as early as 1986, when he would draw his own board graphics. By the time he left school he focused on fine art done on broken skateboards, as to give new life to that defeated wood. That eventually led him to working in the California and worldwide skate industry, doing graphics for a variety of well respected brands. More recently, he was Art Director of California‘s Creation Skateboards, which he took to the next level with their skate video “Soul Harmonics”. These days he continues to do graphics for a bunch of big brands in the industry including Deathwish and Santa Cruz skateboards.
Chris’ exploration of inner worlds and ability to juggle mediums, styles and themes has made him stand out in the different art movements he is part of. Because of his unique style of psychedelic art, and high productivity, Chris has become one of the leading figures of the North American Visionary Art scene. This position has given him the chance to act as a bridge between that spiritual movement and less typically “conscious” art scenes he is part of, like the street art, and skate art movements. Though he apreciates all scenes he is associated with, he wants to break boxes and manifest the “Oneness” he belives is the love consciousness beneath it all.
Because of the quality in Dyer’s work, it has already been exhibited in successful solo and group shows in galleries and museums around the world. He has also been featured in many magazines and books worldwide, including his own hardcover coffee table book published by Pennsylvania’s Schiffer Books. A coloring book for adults is due to be released later this year via “Last Gasp” Publications.
In 2011 he released a full feature documentary, Positive Creations, which has reached several thousands and inspired many. These days he has been releasing a monthly series of travel videos on YouTube called “The Artventures”, which cover the different lands he visits, to paint spray paint murals left and right. Chris has also been offering a variety of Art Workshops as he travels those lands, to share with the youth what he has learned. Some of these retreats also involve deep spiritual healing through the partnership with the Ayahuasca medicine and his shaman Herbert Quinteros.
Other than that, Chris manages his own Art brand, Positive Creations, which offers a variety of quality apparel and artsy accessories. His work of all kinds is slowly reaching out of the underground, thanks to many magazines and books sharing his trippy art. It is the uniqueness of his honest soul expressions, and a solid social media presence that has helped him find his own following. Chris’ biggest joy is to make his fans happy and to meet up with them at the different events performs at, so make sure to catch him somewhere and give him a nice hug.