KnotWood 07
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DIMENSIONS 12 x 8 in (30.48 x 20.32 cm) MEDIUM Gouache, archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle  hemp paper with hand-torn deckled edge

Hand-finished edition of 20 + 3APs + 2PPs, 2022
Signed, dated and titled by the artist en verso 

"The subjects of my paintings are meant to be elevated and beatific and at the same time buffoonish and absurd. In my childhood home was a woodcut of a bearded Walt Whitman.  When I was a kid, this simple image with its triangle nose and series of dashes for a beard loomed large. It looked just like my dad, and in my head was both God and father, which at the time were the same thing. My work deals with this kind of elevated personage and its frailty.  

In ‘KnotWood’ I use shadow and pattern to obscure, play with, and undermine the bearded figure." - Nat Meade

Brooklyn based painter and educator Nat Meade uses his work to reflect on the complex feelings that surround the experience of moving through different phases of life.  The figures in Meade’s paintings become stand-ins for himself in his investigation of the experience of becoming an adult, husband, and parent, each character viewed through the dual lens of self-scrutiny and societal expectation.

Nat Meade received his BFA from the University of Oregon and his MFA from Pratt Institute. His work has shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, and has been reviewed in publications such as Art Forum, Juxtapoz, The Boston Globe, and Hyperallergic. He attended the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture 2009, the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program in 2016, the Siena Art Institute in 2018, and the James Castle House summer Residency in Boise, Idaho in summer, 2021.

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