Tim Fowler’s dynamic, large scale semi-abstract works and smaller studies explore the power of texture and tone to communicate ideas and emotions.
While he was still a child, already interested in drawing and painting, Tim stumbled across the 1996 biopic of pop icon and neo-expressionist painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. The combination of their shared cultural heritage and the infectious sense of freedom in Basquiat’s approach made a huge impact on Tim, and seeing the film was a seminal moment for him; where art had been a hobby, becoming an artist became a goal. 10 years later he graduated with a BA in Fine Art and embarked on a career in art.
Tim’s interest in botanical subjects was kindled when a fellow artist brought some banana plants into a studio to overwinter. He became fascinated by these spectacular tropical plants and started to introduce elements of their shape and energy into a series of abstracts he was working on.
Using a variety of mediums within his work combining oil, acrylic, spray, enamel and graffiti inks. Tim subverts traditional and contemporary methods of applying these mediums using brushes, different aperture caps and marker paint mops to orchestrate purposeful marks, strokes, drips, scrapes and smears.