Highly accomplished in its deployment of various materials and techniques, Josh Bowe's work, although primarily figurative, nonetheless represents an on-going investigation into the fundamentals of representation and abstraction. At once complex and intuitive, his paintings combine form, colour and texture to create a strong sense of vigour and dynamism, the contrasting figurative and abstract pictorial elements stimulating the viewer to see familiar subjects in fresh and challenging ways. Moreover, by staying faithful to well-established aesthetic principles, Josh Bowe's image-making pulls off that all too elusive balancing act between innovation and accessibility, endowing his work with exceptional intellectual and visual appeal.
Studied illustration at Wrexham and Glasgow School of Art
Gestural Portraits Solo Show @The Contemporary Art cafe/Gallery - Whitby 9th Nov - Early Jan 2017
Open Contemporary Portrait Award Show-The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne 23rd April to 12 June 2016
Gabriel Fine Art Gallery, London - Between the 17th and 22nd November
Frame Workshop and Gallery, Ipswich throughout February