Tim Fowlers semi abstracted paintings, informed by the migratory plants that accompanied his own DNA, from west Africa, via the Caribbean to the UK, fill his often oversized canvases, overwhelming the viewer with striking compositions, executed in Tim’s signature palette.
Tim’s main concern within his work is exploring the colour field. Although vivid Tim’s works are invariably balanced, using a signature colour palette of extremely bright and intense hues makes his work distinctly recognisable.
He uses a variety of medium 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 across the canvas whilst constructing his exciting and dynamic artworks.
Using found and made images as a starting point. Tim builds layers of pigment, adding abstract fragments as well as bold marks, broken lines and liberal strokes to create contours and features, be they of botanicals, building facades, silver screen legends or intimate family scenes. Doing this captures something more interesting than literal representation. This visceral connection to colour is palpably intuitive to Tim, using it as an expression of internal contemplations.
Over the many years of Tim’s career this organic relationship with paint and colour has developed and shines through, as he experiments with opacity, texture combinations, finishes and light. The deconstruction of his subject is rebuilt in a cacophony of colour turning recognisable features into their base elements to highlight unseen splendor.
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