Justin Bower, ‘Future Anesthetics II’, 2016, UNIX Gallery
Justin Bower, ‘Future Anesthetics II’, 2016, UNIX Gallery
Justin Bower, ‘Future Anesthetics II’, 2016, UNIX Gallery
Justin Bower, ‘Future Anesthetics II’, 2016, UNIX Gallery
Justin Bower, ‘Future Anesthetics II’, 2016, UNIX Gallery

About Justin Bower

Addressing the impact of technology on human identity, Justin Bower creates fractured portraits of people with emotionless expressions. He crafts the appearance of digital glitches by doubling, erasing, and blurring faces, suggesting that technology is integral to each subject’s being. Bower is both bothered and fascinated by technology, particularly forms that confound autonomy and individuality, or ones that quantify humans, such as genome-mapping. Although he is influenced by Willem de Kooning’s painterly strokes and portraits by Douglas Gordon and Chuck Close, Bower cites Leonardo da Vinci as his greatest inspiration. He admires the Renaissance artist’s standardization of the human form and his systematic way of seeing.

American, b. 1975, San Francisco, California, based in Los Angeles, California

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
The Humiliations, UNIX Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
2017 Annual Group Show, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert
2016
Future Anesthetics, UNIX Gallery, New York
2015
Group Show, UNIX Gallery