Dean Bowen

Melbourne artist Dean Bowen is renowned for his charming, child-like aesthetic and unique thematic interplay between urbanity and rurality, humanity and animality. With a practice spanning over 25 years and encompassing painting, bronze sculpture and printmaking, Bowen has developed a distinctive and humorous symbolic language that filters through each work. His highly charismatic and whimsical renderings of animals, human characters and Australian environments celebrate the vicissitudes of life, evincing the simple pleasures of human habitation within the artificial and the natural world.