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My solo show, Blasphemous Nature, runs through September 29th at 111Minna Gallery.


My solo show, Blasphemous Nature, opens up at San Francisco’s 111 Minna Gallery on August 3rd, and I’m very excited to share this collection of work.  I am continuing to focus on my fascination with animal/machinery hybrids. There are so many unanswered questions I have about them. Is this a not so distant future reality? A terrible road we should never go down? If the bees continue to disappear, should we design a replacement to pick up where they left off? Or do we accept our fate and stop toying with Mother Nature since that is what got us into trouble in the first place. I’m continuing to play mad scientist in a laboratory that should never really exist. To juxtapose these prophetic tragedies, I have created a new series of creatures with a precious stone element to them, based on the idea that all people should covet nature and its fauna in the same way they covet their jewelry and trivial trinkets, because if you don’t…you end up with the former. 
This is the biggest, most expansive selection of pieces I have ever shown in one space, I hope you get visit it while it is up through September 29th.

 

Below is ” The Guardian,” one of my favorite pieces from the show, and the first piece to greet you as you walk in. (48×48 acrylic on canvas)

 A great glimpse at the show, thanks to a video by Paul Bustamante

 

Shark Shirts! Two new shirts added to my Threadless store.


I just released these two shark shirts into the wild, Outta the Blue and Lucky Strike. Available in a couple different colors, and a few different styles, including sweatshirts, put a tampered with apex predator on your chest. You can get these and a few other designs by visiting my Threadless Store. Be about the Sea Life. 

Tales of the City at Modern Eden

Tales of the City opens this Saturday 12/16 at Modern Eden Gallery. The Mission Blue Butterfly is a real endangered species native to San Francisco. Combine that with the evictions, suspicious fires, rent hikes, overall gentrification of the city’s Mission District, add its iconic New Mission Theater sign and you get this. 12×12 acrylic on canvas.

Sale on original paintings, free shipping!


I have put all original paintings on sale for the holidays and until December 20th I am offering free shipping to anywhere! Please visit robertbowenart.bigcartel.com to see whats currently available. (there’s also a link to originals on my Store page) Thank you to everyone who has purchased paintings, prints, and shirts, it means the world to me, always.