Chris Bowman was born in Calgary, Canada, in 1981. He received no formal art education, but the nine years he spent in Wardorf education is relevant to understanding his artistic practice.
His paintings are strongly influenced by his interest in organic matter and the laws of nature, and range from representation beauty and safety to unsettling eeriness and anxiety.
‘The structures I paint are developed in the way life is,’ says Bowmen, ‘by mixing sunlight with water and air, sparking a moment of genesis.’ He invites the viewer to interpret his work both as a cerebral process and in a chemical sense.
Bowman devotes his free time to travelling, in a mostly improvised way, around North America, Europe and Asia. He also enjoys photography. ‘I don’t necessarily do anything with the photos, I just enjoy the process,’ he says.