Bo Fowler

Bo Fowler

I make pictures on pseudo religious themes heavily influenced by the 15th Century Netherlandish Realism school of painting.

In my cramped workshop I assemble my paintings out of piles of discarded toys, plastic animals and old and broken religious figures that I paint, glue or in some other way tamper with. Next I place these things into a painted two dimensional landscape. Then I swap and reposition and rearrange and fiddle and wait until I stumble upon a composition that pleases me – exactly why a particular composition pleases me is ineffable and beyond analysis.

Then I embed the whole thing in resin. When I finish a painting and hang it, fisherman-like, on the wall I am almost happy to die. As someone else has probably already said: art is too important to be taken seriously.

Also at The Crypt Studio, 145a Crouch Hill, N8 9QH

Louis Caulfield

Louis Caulfield
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