Dylan Bannister is a visual artist born and raised in Sandy Springs, South Carolina. In 2016, he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts with concentrations in Printmaking and Drawing from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina - where he currently resides, maintains a studio practice, and contributes to the town’s growing arts community.
Since graduating, Bannister has returned to his alma-mater as an Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts to instruct newcomers to the Department of Fine Arts on artwork documentation and portfolio organization. Additionally, he has designed web spaces for the department and online portfolios for creative individuals.
Bannister’s artworks utilize the analog video aesthetic to draw connections between error-ridden images pulled from dated television screens and the formation, storage, and recollection of memories in one’s own mind. His interdisciplinary approach unites contemporary practices in photography and video with traditional media such as printmaking, drawing, and painting.
My work is informed by the analog video aesthetic. Fusing my fascination with nostalgia and technology, my imagery originates from captured stills and clips of dated VHS recordings. I often rework these images, allowing more traditional media such as drawing, printmaking, and painting to be the vehicle for the final piece. In using electronics such as VCR, VHS, and CRT televisions as generators for image-making, I aim to push the boundaries of how this technology can be viewed as fine art. My greatest artistic challenge is bridging the opposing forces in my work: technological and traditional, digital and physical, static and kinetic.