James Fowler’s non-traditional landscape paintings perfectly merge broad aerial-like vistas with a strong geometric and digital sensibility. His artwork hints at the methods of the nineteenth century pointillists and, of more contemporary vintage, Chuck Close’s “pixellated” portrait paintings. The result in Fowler’s talented hands and imagination is a distinctive abstract style of landscape that is slightly whimsical and very impressive.
As this Toronto-based artist notes on his websites’s artist statement, the idea, partly, is to convey the “lively feelings one gets when flying into a new big city for the first time, when we try to take everything in, or the lasting impressions stored in our memories of traveling anywhere far from home.” Well said! And he’s done this with cities throughout Canada, the United States and across the world, as indicated by the small sampling noted here.
More of Fowler’s vibrant work can be seen on his website here and on his Twitter feed here.
James Fowler, “Quebec City” (2019)
James Fowler, “Downtown, Kansas City” (2019)
(Image Credits: James Fowler)
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These are wonderful!
Dan, they’re terrific!
Thank you for consistently, persistently presenting novel, talented and fun art and artists I would not otherwise know.
Wow! These are amazing! I just posted about our local quilt exhibition and these art pieces of James Fowler’s that you’ve shown here would all make wonderful quilts too.
Anneli, they would make beautiful quilt designs!
Glad you agree. They are quite unique.
Wow, downtown Kansas City looks pretty boring 😂 compared to all the others! True to life?
Those are amazing and I never would have known about him without this post. Thanks again for showcasing such diverse artists.
Hi, Elizabeth, thanks! 🙂
These are just fascinating! I spent some time on Fowler’s blog as well. His artist’s statement and other commentary added a great deal to the viewing experience.
Liz, he has some insightful observations, for sure.
These are so cool! Thanks for introducing me to Fowler’s work.
Lovely. I have a client who is into cities. I will be showing these to him tomorrow.
I love these, and I’d never even heard his name before let alone seen any of his work. Thank you for this
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Very cool art James 🤓👍💫
I meant Brett 🤪 I’ve not had a coffee yet ☺️
🙂 I know that feeling.
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Wait, I really like these! Part of my day job is making maps actually.
I was reading this a month ago. And now I’m back to read it again
Thank you very much for the information you shared