Nate Lowman’s studio wall featuring paintings and works on paper that illustrate a new direction for the artist. Photo by Jeffrey Sturges
In these new works, Lowman projects multiple layers of imagery onto his canvases. Here, he combines hand-drawn markings, a photo from a newspaper advertisement, and painting.
A view of Nate Lowman’s studio featuring an open book with Ippolito Caffi’s color studies of Mount Vesuvius. Photo by Jeffrey Sturges
Lowman clipped this image—which has come to represent the 1940s and ’50s nuclear blasts in the Bikini islands—from a newspaper article. The landscape is still uninhabitable an entire generation later.
A detail of Nate Lowman’s workspace featuring an archival reference image, color chart, and the drawings he projects onto his canvas. Photo by Jeffrey Sturges
Drawn from a stock photo in a magazine article about pain, Paper-Seltzer features strong graphic lines and commercial imagery that references the pop imagery of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.
This work is based on one of Hermann Rorschach’s original tests, a subject matter that Andy Warhol made famous through his 1984 series.
Remote Control (Scribble) is based on a 2014 photograph of a drone flying over the mountains of North Waziristan, Pakistan.
Nate Lowman’s studio floor featuring a drop cloth, a material that he often repurposes as canvas. Photo by Jeffrey Sturges
Nate Lowman in his studio, 2021. Photo by Jeffrey Sturges