American artist, Justin Bower, explores the notion of identity in a post-human society through his large-scale oil on canvas paintings. In a culture where technology is displacing religious belief systems, Bower's futuristic paintings interrogate the human condition. Playing with non-fixed facial features and the hallucinatory effects of Op Art, Bower's pixelated portraits become an armature for the artist to investigate the effects of the ever-evolving world around us. Often citing Willem de Koonig and Leonardo da Vinci as his key influences, the style of Bower's work can be seen as a contemporary fusion between the naturalism and proportion of Renaissance art, mixed with the painterly strokes of Abstract Expressionism.
Text courtesy Maddox Gallery.