AUG | BLASPHEMOUS NATURE | Robert Bowen Solo Show

by Daniel

Through September 29th

Robert Bowen | Artist Statement

With this current body 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.



“Fury in Fuchsia” | 24” x 24” | Acrylic & Enamel on Canvas | 2018


“America” | 24” x 36” | Acrylic & Enamel on Canvas | 2018


ROBERT BOWEN | Bio

A visual artist living and working in San Francisco, Robert Bowen has been exhibiting his artwork throughout the US and abroad for twenty years. Bowen got his start through graffiti and street art, and briefly went on to attend art school and continues his self-schooling to obtain a classical education as a painter.



“Outta the Blue” | 13” x 21” | Acrylic & Enamel on Canvas | 2018


(L) “Deep Red” | 10” x 10” | Acrylic & Enamel on Canvas | 2018


“Tourmaline Tarantula” | 10” x 10” | Acrylic & Enamel on Canvas | 2018


“Octopaz” | 10” x 10” | Acrylic & Enamel on Canvas | 2018


ROBERT BOWEN | CV

2018

Animation Reimagined, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Things You Shouldn’t Put in Your Mouth, Fe Gallery Sacramento, CA

2017

Tales of the City, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Discolandia, Wonderland SF, San Francisco, CA
Crazy 4 Cult, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, CA
Familiar, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fruition, Artists Republic Gallery, Anaheim, CA
Tekeli-Li, Faultline Artspace, Oakland, CA
Loved to Death, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Visions Collide, Luna Rienne Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Heavy Metal 40th Anniversary Show, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Trump L’oeil, Archival Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Simply Frida, Wonderland Sf, San Francisco, CA
Sweet ‘n Low, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Lightning Bolts & Little Sparks, WoWxWoW.com
Tondo, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
King, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, CA
Fauna-Anomaly, Fe Gallery, Sacramento, CA
March Forth!, Luna Rienne Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016

Best Friends Painted Pets, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Wanderlust, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Holiday Art Show, Wonderland Sf, San Francisco, CA
Affordable Art Series 5, Luna Rienne Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, The Midway Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Pterodactyl Show, K-One, San Francisco, CA
Unnatural Histories V, Antler Gallery, Portland, OR
Simply Frida, Wonderland SF, San Francisco, CA
2nd Annual Ema Show, Curated by Hellion Gallery, Galerie Artistik Rezo, Paris, France
Any Given Book, White Noise Gallery, Rome, Italy
Portraits of Friends, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Ledgendary: Celebrating 30 Years of Lords Crew, 1AM Gallery, San Fransico, CA
Lord of the Thrones, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fauna-Anomaly, Fe Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2nd Annual Ema Show, Hellion Gallery, Portland, OR
Imanginary Menageie, Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, PA
The End is Near, 1AM Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Lower Branch Six Year Anniversary, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Legends, Oakland Terminal Gallery, Oakland, CA
2nd Annual Ema Show, Curated by Hellion Gallery, Hatos Bar, Tokyo, Japan
Opiates for the Masses, Helikon Gallery/Curated by Sally Centigrade, Denver, CO
5th Annual Supersonic Invitational, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015

Brooklyn Biennial, The Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY
Guns and Dolls, Archival Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Art Awakens, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, CA
On the Tilt, Wonderland SF, San Francisco, CA
2nd Annual New Comtemporary Group Show, Baker Hesseldenz Fine Art, Tucson, AZ
The Artists Arcana III, Archival Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Lexicon Infernali, Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Zerofriends Show, Upper Playground, Portland, OR
Superhero, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Small Works Invitational, Baker Hesseldenz Fine Art, Tucson, AZ
Storybook, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fauna-Anomaly, Fe Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Seven, Phone Booth Gallery, Long Beach, CA
3rd Annual 12×12 Exhibit, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Adrift, Marcas Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
2, Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA
4th Annual Supersonic Invitational, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
I am Revolution, 1AM Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014

Two Year Anniversary Group Show, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Abundantia Cornu Copiae, Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Postmodern Extinction, James Kaneko Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Bad Dads 5, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Honey I Shrunk the Streets, 1AM Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Le Chat Noir, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Brave Ones, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Blasphemous Nature, Upper Playground, Portland, OR
Contemporary Contemporary, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Dark Matters, Bash Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
4 Year Anniverasery, Wonderland SF, San Francisco, CA
Universe:The Art of Existence, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Less is More, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
CA 12×12, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Nostalgia, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013

Sex, Drugs, Money & Guns, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Authoring Evolution, Loakal Gallery, Oakland, CA
Smile You Son of a Bitch: Jaws Tribute, Hero Complex Galley, Los Angeles, CA
The Moleskine Project 3, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Natural Disasters, Lower Branch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Letter Heads, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Made In China, Ian Ross Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Canvas Collection, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Bad Dads 4, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
ZeroFriends, The Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY
Drawn To You, Wonderland SF, San Francisco, CA
LiL Bub Show, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Exhibition,Wilmore 9 Music Festival, Long Beach, CA
August Printastic Group Show, Bash Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
Boxes of Death, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA
9 Minds, Lower Branch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Draw Show, 63 Bluxome Gallery, San Francisco, CA
30 Artists, 30 Years, Archival Framing and Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Fiction, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Gag Me With a Toon 5, WWA Gallery, Culver City, CA
The Fantastic 50, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Metamorphosis: Liminal Beings & Legendary Creatures, Gristle Tattoo, Brooklyn, NY
The Slippery Slope, Fe Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Visions and Reflections, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA
DECADE-1, Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Game on, 1am Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Eye Candy, WWA Gallery, Culver City, CA
I Believe in Unicorns Too, WWA Gallery Culver City, CA
Charros VS. Luchadores, Wonderland SF, San Francisco, CA
Juxtaposse/Winter Group Show, Driftwood Art Salon, San Francisco, CA
Scumdance, Blonde Grizzly Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

2012

Unnatural Selection, Zerofriends, Oakland, CA
Des Contes De Grimm, Galerie L’Art de Rien, Paris, France
Bad Dads 3, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Universal Monsters, Mondo Gallery, Austin, TX
Reckoning, 1AM Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Heavy Hitters, Ann Lloyd Gallery, Decatur, Il
Lethal Injection, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Pangea Seed’s Great West Coast Migration Tour, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Tiny Trifecta, Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY
Full Spectrum, 63 Bluxome St. Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Botanica, Genome Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Heavy Hitters, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Room 46/Project One Gallery, ArtPadSF, Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Notorious, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Marvelous Humans, Articulated Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Wasted, WWA Gallery, Culver City, CA
Ceci n’est pas une Galerie, Project One Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Sweeping of Giants, Old Crow, Oakland, CA
Hide Your Wife, Hide Your Children, Hosted by The Bold Italic, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA
The Have and Have Not Group Show, Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Gag Me With a Toon 4, WWA Gallery, Culver City, CA
Beyond Reality, Temporary Contemporary, Sacramento, CA
Menagerie, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011

The Print show, 1AM Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Monster Show, Project One Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Genus, Species, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Bad Dads II, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
I Want My Music Video Show, Meltdown Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Quentin VS. Coen: Round Three, Spoke Art Gallery-Beyond Eden Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA
Varnish ReLaunch Part I, Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Candy Coated, New works by Robert Bowen, Lopo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Willie & Snoop, R&R Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Pieces of Eden, Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA
Quentin VS. Coen: Round Two, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Paper View, Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY
Big Trouble In Little China, Dragatomi, Sacramento, CA
RAW, The Uptown, Oakland, CA
Tiny Trifecta, Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY
Lords Vs. CoBraS, Project One Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Brightness, Grass Hut, Portland, OR
Warhol Reimagined, Project One Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Menagerie, Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA
Gag Me With a Toon 3, Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles, CA
Inle, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, CA
Old Wine, New Bottle, Archival Framing and Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Stand Tall 2, Old Crow, Oakland, CA
Magic Fucking Kingdom, MF Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010

PRINT, First Amendment Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Living With Fur, A Bitchin’ Space, Sacramento, CA
Classic Monsters, Blonde Grizzly, Salt Lake City, UT
Truisms, a tribute to Jenny Holzer, Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Minimart, Upper Playground, Mexico City, MX
Bad Dads, Lopo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Mr. Bill Murray, R&R Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Dance Magic Dance, R&R Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
RAW, The Uptown, Oakland, CA
Beyond The Frame, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Magnanimous, Old Crow, Oakland, CA
Surreal Salon, Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
Best Friends Forever, R&R Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009

Friends Stoning Friends, Jinxed, Philadelphia, PA
Heavy Hitterz, Art Whino, National Harbor, MD
The End is Near…, Babylon Falling, San Francisco, CA

2008

Solo Exhibit, Element Lounge, San Francisco, CA
Problem Child, solo exhibit, Archival Framing, Sacramento, CA
Crom, Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
American Gladiators, Lower Haters Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Art of the Cycle, Archival Framing, Sacramento, CA
Night of the Treeple, Club 6, San Francisco, CA

2007

Six Demon Bag, solo exhibit, Babylon Falling, San Francisco, CA
Ghouls and Girls, Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento, CA
People Who Hate People…That Paint People, ArtSF, San Francisco, CA
Underdogs, Perihelion Arts Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Collabro, The Showroom, New York, NY
Art of the Cycle, Archival Framing, Sacramento, CA
Underdogs, Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento,CA
Don’t Say Motherfucker, Motherfucker!, MF Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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