In an effort to eliminate the stark, blank surface of a new canvas, Nate Geare uses color fields, drips and paint splashes, to activate what will become the background of the composition. Whether its portraits of cows, architectural landscapes, or mixed media collage, Nate Geare’s works use this activated surface as a starting point to layer a more structured foreground.
“The Cow series,” explore portraiture and the human condition of Anthropomorphism… Why is it that we cant help ourselves from projecting a human emotion on animals? Geare’s interest in cows specifically, has to do with these majestic animals being a primary source of food for Americans and most other cultures worldwide. Although he loves and respects the cow deeply, it does not hinder him from eating them! “If God didnt want us to eat them, then why did he make them so damn tasty?”… the viewer is left with an impression of the darkness of our condition.
The Landscape series seeks to create a sound composition through the balancing of abstract background with architectural foreground. Drawing from such movements as the impressionists of the late 19th century and the abstract expressionists of the
1950s, these works lean on perspective and ambiguous buildings.
All of Nate Geare’s images can be seen below.
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