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Justin Bower

Untitled Drawing, 2019

Acrylic / Oil Stick on Canvas
35 × 25 in
88.9 × 63.5 cm
This is a unique work.
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Los Angeles
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Coagula Curatorial
Los Angeles
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Bower uses paint as an instrument of dissection and inquiry. Flesh acts as a complex veneer, …

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Bower uses paint as an instrument of dissection and inquiry. Flesh acts as a complex veneer, functioning as a biological boundary from externalized technologies; all the while the viewer realizes that the same externalized technologies are always already inside the subject. This ultimately creates an open system, an …

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Justin Bower
Justin Bower
American, b. 1975
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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.

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Bower uses paint as an instrument of dissection and inquiry. Flesh acts as a complex veneer, …

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Bower uses paint as an instrument of dissection and inquiry. Flesh acts as a complex veneer, functioning as a biological boundary from externalized technologies; all the while the viewer realizes that the same externalized technologies are always already inside the subject. This ultimately creates an open system, an …

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Justin Bower
Justin Bower
American, b. 1975
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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.

Justin Bower

Untitled Drawing, 2019

Acrylic / Oil Stick on Canvas
35 × 25 in
88.9 × 63.5 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Los Angeles
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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