“Oompa Loompa,” by Dion Hitchings

Nov 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Visuals

When describing his art, Dion told us that we could call it childlike, colorful, self-revealing, erotic, funny, and strange. Or we could describe it as having lots of eyes. We like all of those descriptions, but for this particular piece we’re going to leave out the word “erotic,” because honestly, no one wants to think about Oompa Loompas that way. Not even female Oompa Loompas.

Are there even female Oompa Loompas? Can someone look into that?


Dion Hitchings is inspired by people he sees and works with, dreams, plants at the nursery, news items, guests on Jerry Springer, and nature. He tries to draw/paint a self-portrait every day to keep up the discipline. Artists that have influenced him: Jean Michael Basquiat, Aubrey Beardsley, Peter Man, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gustav Klimt, and the illustrator Alan Cober. You can see more of Dion’s work here: http://www.dionhitchings.com/

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