“I want to leave a solid legacy for my daughters,” says colorful pop art artist Tim Fowler.
Tim Fowler lives and works in Leicester, England and has been creating his colorful pop art for over 12 years. He has shown his work around the world in the US, Ibiza, and Germany, including 8 solo exhibitions in London and Leicester.
Over the many years of Tim’s career, this organic relationship with paint and color has developed and shines through, as he experiments with opacity, texture combinations, finishes, and light.
Exploring Culture With Colorful Pop Art
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Colorful pop art style
Tim says he prefers not to keep his art boxed into a category, though he’s had people describe his art as expressive, urban, pop and modern.
He mentions Picasso as a huge influence on his artistry due to the color brilliance and unfiltered confidence his art embodies. “Picasso was the first artist I saw that really caught my attention”, he says. “My bedroom at the time was full of basketball posters but I managed to place a poster of Picasso’s weeping woman at the center of it all.”
Furthermore, Tim talks about the moment he got the epiphany to pursue art professionally. “I came home one night and the Basquiat film was on, the one with David Bowie as Andy Warhol,” he says. “This absolutely blew my mind and cemented the idea of me one day becoming an artist.” Here he describes his encounter with the first black artist he had seen, and how that moment changed everything for him.
Ongoing pop art projects
Tim just concluded a solo exhibition tagged ‘Plantation’ at StudioAnne gallery in Leicester. “The show was based around my recent interest in banana plants which developed into an interest in botanical subject matter,” says Tim. He mentions his recent interest in researching his Caribbean roots and how it has given more flesh to his project. “This resonated with my new botanical interest and I started looking at other plantation crops Including tobacco and coffee,” he says.
He’s now working towards a series of botanical pieces to exhibit at The Other Art Fair in LA while prepping for a large-scale artist residency in London.
Becoming an inspiration
Like several other iconic artists, Tim just wants to be remembered. “I’d love to leave a real mark in the art world,” he says. “I want to be part of a movement that inspires the next generation of artists like Picasso and Basquiat did for me.”
He also mentions his strong desire to leave a solid legacy to assure a seamless life experience for both of his daughters.
To see Tim’s latest artwork, visit Saatchi Art >
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