Nate Lowman

Nate Lowman was born in Las Vegas. In 2001 he completed his studies in New York. With his collages, paintings and installations, Lowman creates an universe that combines references to consumer society, the cult of celebrity and violence. Lowman removes all hierarchical order from the visual elements so that no image dominates another. The meaning of the work derives from the way our gaze moves from one image to the next, and from our own subjective editing. Lowman does not impose an unambiguous meaning: the viewer is left to make sense of these freely interwoven narrative structures. By including iconographic cues from different epochs and contexts – recent and also dated images – he invites viewers to determine their own personal temporal connection to the work. However, Lowman does not take a neutral position, but often makes explicit his political position.