Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Nathan Wilson has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 23rd “Solo Art Series” Art Competition. Nathan will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and he will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” Archives.
Nathan Wilson is an award-winning artist based Iowa City, IA, USA. He will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.
For this solo exhibition, the Gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.
In addition, as part of his award package, Nathan will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard.
The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public. Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition: 1. Their art. 2. Their artist biography. 3. Their artist statement. These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions. This was the 23rd “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.
Below are Nathan’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 16 of his paintings. We hope that you will take the time to read Nathan’s information and to take a look at his beautiful artworks.
Born in the summer of 1980 in Iowa City, IA, Nathan has been interested in art his entire life. His earliest memories are of laying on his bedroom floor drawing pictures of people, nature, and copying pictures from magazines. He is blessed to maintain his childhood sense of awe and wonder when creating and experiencing art he loves.
Through studying 17th and 18th century oil painting techniques Nathan has developed the process of beginning all of his paintings with rough graphite drawings to establish scale and perspective. He then proceeds with multiple under-paintings of umber and grey tones, then finally complete the work with many thin glazes of color.
In 2011, Nathan graduated from the University of Iowa with a BFA in painting and drawing. Upon graduating he worked in Austin, TX and NYC managing print shops until he moved back to Iowa City to dedicate himself to painting full time. He finds inspiration in everyday people and situations, attempting to see the sublime in the mundane. Art is a way to find inspiration and to drive towards something higher than the self to access the pure bliss that lies behind prosaic surfaces. He hopes his art work offers the viewer a glimpse of that bliss.
I create my paintings as a meditation on being and non-being. I am interested in the thin grey area between diametrically opposed positions, thoughts or behaviors, the more these two objects differ, the more similar they become. Painting is a practice that opens up a space to interrogate this transcendent grey are. My primary materials are pigments, linseed oil, damar varnish, turpentine, sable brushes, a glass palette, cotton duck canvas, etc. Josef Albers' book on color theory, as well as, The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques, a reference book by Ralph Mayer, became my bibles in college and I continue to use them as my fondest wells of knowledge.
Nathan’s work can be viewed on his website.
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