With a solo show, “Blasphemous Nature,” opening tomorrow - Thursday, August 7th, 2014 - at Upper Playground Gallery/Fifty24PDX in Portland, Oregon, Robert Bowen has been hard at work on a new body of work featuring his futuristic, sci-fi mechanical creatures and other dream born fantasy animals - some of which even breathe fire. The imaginative and talented artist, who is also part of the Zerofriends collective, allowed photographer Shaun Roberts to take some very beautiful photographs of him at work, as well as relaxing in his studio and home. Continue below to see all the fantastic photographs:
Robert Bowen’s (Featured) creative mechanical, often otherworldly insects and various creatures will be on full display in his upcoming solo show, “Blasphemous Nature" which opens at Fifty 24PDX Gallery in Portland, Oregon on Thursday, August 7th. I’ve had a few chances to see Bowen’s work in person and it’s always a great adventure to look at as not only are the paintings beautiful but they really fill your mind with what-if’s.
Opening this Saturday, May 31st at Bash Contemporary in San Francisco, California is the three person show “Dark Matters" which will feature brand new work by artists Robert Bowen, Caitlin Hackett and Dave Correia. All three artists share a cold, disconnected aesthetic that results in horrific creatures and nightmare-scapes. Though haunting, these works are beautiful and stunning.
Check out more works from each of the artists and a glimpse into their studios where they work below:
Opening December 6th at Loakal Gallery in Oakland, California is the three person show “Authoring Evolution.” With work by Bay-area artists Xiau-Fong Wee, Robert Bowen and Lauren YS the show will focus on how the three combine nature and machinery into their works.
WWA Gallery in Culver City, California has a show up, “Gag Me With A Toon,” that features some Supersonic Electronic favorites/regulars such as David Cook and Robert Bowen. The show is on display until June 4th, if you’re in Culver City be sure and stop by. (Top piece by Vincent Cacciotti.)
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