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Nathan Carter

Photo © Jörg von Bruchhausen
Nathan Carter
Rosa Rosaghetti in the Red Anemones Garden at Rougemont Castle., 2021
Acrylic on Baltic birch plywood
91,4 x 121,9 cm
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Photo © Jörg von Bruchhausen
Nathan Carter’s exuberant paintings continue a theme of playfully mixing abstract and organic shapes to create fantastical botanical compositions, named for flowers and recalling their distinct shapes. Painted in acrylic enamel, the works focus on flowers in the process of blossoming. Thus, among the tightly intertwined forms reminiscent of leaves and vines, are also stamen and stigma, evoking the complex reproductive apparatus of plants. The intersexual botanical beings are curious proliferations, spiky prideful panorama, petals, stamen and ovule tentatively intertwining and coupling in a self-stimulating dance. Emphasizing the phantasmagorical element of these constructions, they can also include hearts or a row of rainbow spikes, or, as Carter calls them: “visible deadly warnings to all away supporters and dream killers."

The titles of this series of works contain both scientific and common or fictional references to plants, paired with names or emotive qualifiers.
Nathan Carter

Nathan Carter

Syldavian Sallies née Succory at Snowdonia Llyn Gardens, Dolwyddelan., 2021

Acrylic on Baltic birch plywood
91,4 x 121,9 cm
Nathan Carter

Nathan Carter

Royal Convulvulus Clementine at The Alnwick Castle Poison Garden.,
2021

Acrylic on Baltic birch plywood
91,4 x 121,9 cm
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Nathan Carter in the studio
 

Behind the Scenes

A behind-the-scenes look into Nathan Carter’s new film, LA GNARLIES, which features surfing & skating, a magic quesadilla and an infamous Haggis Monster…

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Nathan Carter’s inspirations have always been eclectic and wide-ranging. His art develops from this voracious intake of information, images, music, popular culture &amp; mass media but also from a culture of exchange of ideas, an excess of words, accumulation of shapes, colors, crossing boundaries of media, overdetermined and wide-ranging associations, mining the exuberance of the visual world and of all-social interaction. <br><br>The generous stance of Nathan Carter’s works and his exhibitions as fun-fueled events, encapsulates the exuberance associated with youth culture, yet at the center of his production is the excessive force of culture in general, the expenditure of creative energy as gift—generosity as anarchist gesture.<br><br>The artist’s solo exhibitions include: <b>The DRAMASTICS: A Punk Rock Victory Twister in Texas</b>, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2017); <b>Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet the Dramastics</b>, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver (2016); <b>ALWAYS VOCAL ON THE INTERBORO CROSSTOWN LOCAL</b>, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston (2012).

Nathan Carter’s inspirations have always been eclectic and wide-ranging. His art develops from this voracious intake of information, images, music, popular culture & mass media but also from a culture of exchange of ideas, an excess of words, accumulation of shapes, colors, crossing boundaries of media, overdetermined and wide-ranging associations, mining the exuberance of the visual world and of all-social interaction.

The generous stance of Nathan Carter’s works and his exhibitions as fun-fueled events, encapsulates the exuberance associated with youth culture, yet at the center of his production is the excessive force of culture in general, the expenditure of creative energy as gift—generosity as anarchist gesture.

The artist’s solo exhibitions include: The DRAMASTICS: A Punk Rock Victory Twister in Texas, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2017); Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet the Dramastics, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver (2016); ALWAYS VOCAL ON THE INTERBORO CROSSTOWN LOCAL, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston (2012).


Photo © Nathan Carter
 

Reading Corner

Nathan Carter<br>

Nathan Carter

THE GALE FORCE PRECISION DIRIGIBLE FLYING FACTION IN ACTION
2006
Publisher: Esther Schipper
Language: English

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Nathan Carter and Matthew Ronay<br>

Nathan Carter and Matthew Ronay

The Final Run-iNS ONE! TWO!! THREE!!! FOUR!!!!
2008
Publisher: onestar press
Language: English
Edition of 250, signed and numbered

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Nathan Carter<br>

Nathan Carter

Clandestine radios and concealed kitchens
2010
Publisher: onestar press
Language: English


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