Web site: https://sites.ph9.com/NicholasBowlby/
Oils on Canvas.
40 x 50 cm.
‘Artist and Illustrators’ magazine shortlisted Artists of the Year 2019,
Jackson’s Emerging Artist shortlisted 2018
Art Gemini Prize finalist 2017
My paintings explore how our identity is shaped by the spaces we occupy. I question our perception of the reality surrounding us by juxtaposing traditional imagery with the unexpected. Where figures occupy spaces in my paintings, I seek to explore their relationship to their surroundings. I am fascinated by whether humanity belongs in its environment or is a stranger to it.