Art Preview: Nathan & Friends @ Curious Duke Gallery

Tabish Khan
By Tabish Khan Last edited 66 months ago
Art Preview: Nathan & Friends @ Curious Duke Gallery
Nathan Bowen, Big Ben Boycott. Courtesy Curious Duke.
Nathan Bowen, Big Ben Boycott. Courtesy Curious Duke.
Nathan Bowen, The Morning After. Courtesy Curious Duke.
Nathan Bowen, The Morning After. Courtesy Curious Duke.
Nathan Bowen, Baby Beefeater. Courtesy Curious Duke.
Nathan Bowen, Baby Beefeater. Courtesy Curious Duke.
Nathan Bowen, Demon Fireman Vandal Tagger. Courtesy Curious Duke.
Nathan Bowen, Demon Fireman Vandal Tagger. Courtesy Curious Duke.
Nathan Bowen, Demon Builder 'Are You Inspired'. Courtesy Curious Duke.
Nathan Bowen, Demon Builder 'Are You Inspired'. Courtesy Curious Duke.
Nathan Bowen, View From Above. Courtesy Curious Duke.
Nathan Bowen, View From Above. Courtesy Curious Duke.

After Art in Flux, the impressive group show, Curious Duke Gallery has followed up with a solo exhibition featuring arguably their most famous artist.

Nathan Bowen's claim to fame is that both he and his work featured in this year's series of The Apprentice. In the show, the two teams each had to pick two street artists to represent and Bowen was selected by Team Sterling, who then went on to win the task. The members of Sterling had mixed views about his art, but now visitors will be able to judge for themselves.

Bowen's style feels like a more energetic and effusive cousin of cross-hatching. The works are like thoughts in the artist's mind that were hurriedly put to paper before they were forgotten.

His art is distinct and easily recognisable whether in a gallery or out on the streets (you've probably seen his demonic construction workers on building sites around town). His caricatures are often very tongue in cheek, with one even in bed besides Quagmire from Family Guy.

This is your chance to see if Bowen's success on a TV show translates into success in the gallery.

Nathan and Friends is on at Curious Duke Gallery, 207 White Cross St, EC1Y 8QP until 1 September. Admission is free.

Last Updated 17 August 2012

StreetSpot

Will definitely be checking this out soon. We only have a few of Nathan's pieces up on our crowd sourced gallery of street art (http://streetspot.it/artist/na... ) but hopefully there will be plenty more soon!