Nat Bowen is a British self-taught resin artist and a fashion design graduate of the College of Fashion in London, where she has been living and working ever since.
Bowen uses the study of Chromology, the psychology behind colour and the brains response to it, as the foundation of her art. This knowledge is incorporated into the work as a way to communicate nonverbally through colour, with the viewer having a physical and emotional response to the art based on their own perceptions and personal experiences. Pigmented epoxy resin is poured onto a recycled acrylic canvas which is then manipulated using a paintbrush to build up abstract layers of colour.
The pigments within the lustrous resin adapt according to the light, reflecting and absorbing the surroundings with the work becoming a part of the space it inhabits. The visuals that these colourful, glossy orbs form have a depth and a three-dimensional aspect, similar to those seen during meditation, the image of a vortex or looking into water.
Coming from a family of creatives, Bowen was introduced to design processes, materials and mediums from a young age with her exploration continuing throughout her education. As a student, she created fashion collections using manipulated artworks as prints and post-graduation went on to become a fashion designer. Bowen has incorporated her knowledge and experience into developing herself as a visual artist and today produces artworks in her studio in Brixton.
Works by Bowen are in private collections worldwide. To date, works have been shown at the Saatchi Gallery in London and international shows in Miami, New York, Hong Kong, Hamburg, Chicago and San Francisco