NEW WORKS BY NATAN LAWSON
SEPTEMBER 10 – OCTOBER 28, 2016
¡Splat! is an exhibit of new works by Baltimore-based artist Natan Lawson, featuring a dozen machine-collaborated works on canvas. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Natan has both modified and designed custom machines that he utilizes in his works, applying acrylic paint, permanent marker, gel pen, and even complex airbrush techniques. He is heavily involved in every stage of the process from the design to the operation of the machines, sometimes collaborating alongside them by hand.
While the machine might inspire a curiosity about the process involved in the work’s creation, Lawson embraces it only as a tool capable of producing the aesthetic results he is after: Playful yet rigorous exploration of mark making, pattern, hyper-saturation, misregistration, and distortion through layering and line.
Lawson’s work is abstract and reflects his primary interest in relationships between color, shape and space, but visual cues and titles invite the viewer to find their own narratives.
About natan lawson
Natan Lawson (b. 1988) received his BFA in Painting and the Florence Leif award in 2015 from the Rhode Island School of Design. Based in Baltimore MD, he runs a bicycle-powered events company, Wheely Good Smoothies.