Love the old movies? Los Angeles based artist Samuel Lowder re-presents them with a fresh twist in his latest exhibition, Time Machine, now showing at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. Using a stencil-based approach with layers of transparent bright colors, Lowder’s work mimics the style of the early pop artists though with more depth, movement and abstract styling.
Time Machine consists of ten narrative-driven paintings, as well as additional paper pieces. I love how the artist uses transparency to have each piece appear to consist of several different scenes.
Interestingly, Lowder began his artistic career as the graffiti artist “FrePrs” in Los Angeles around the early ’90s. By the end of the decade, he had moved from freehand graffiti to stenciling and pasting. Currently, stenciling is his prime medium and form of expression.
“Time Machine” will be showing at the Shooting Gallery through June 2nd, 2012.