Robert Bowen Blends Several Distinct Styles to Create His Own

By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: Aug 31, 2011 • References: robertbowenart and hifructose
San Francisco-based artist Robert Bowen has been exhibiting his art for 10 years. His veteran nature and sustained career of advancement is evident in much of his colorful, jarring, and memorable artwork.

Robert Bowen is an artist who blends elements of pop and social commentary with cultural critiques on consumerism and religion, and as a result, creates an aesthetic entirely his own. Some of his illustrations contain the most mainstream of celebrities like Ol' Dirty Bastard (of the Wu-Tang Clan), Princess Leia, or Willie Nelson. Other images feature surrealist imagery like a fox in a basketball uniform being handed an eyeball by a tiny beaver.

The divergent elements of Robert Bowen's influences are part of the reason his work is so fascinating. He has an ability to appeal to a viewer's guttural emotions while also tickling their brains and funny bones.

Take a look at his selected portfolio to capture some of Robert Bowen's rebellious spirit.