The art of Robert J-M Bowers has been exhibited and collected internationally since 1969. Robert is a sculptor, painter, draughtsman, photographer and, earlier in his career, a seminal originator of video, performance and installation works.
His prior website was essentially an archive of works in various media including painting, large and small-scale drawings, sculpture, public works, botanical and other photographic projects including an intense interest in very old photographs.
This new site presents his recent paintings. A selection of these is shown on two pages, one for 2021 works on Baltic birch panels and the other for larger works on canvas. All are in oil.
The Botania section has returned and will soon be populated with prints both old and new.
(Prices for works are in Canadian dollars and do not include
the usual dealer 50% mark-up charges or shipping.)
We will soon be able to take secure online credit card payments.
If you have questions please send them via the site's contact email address.
The art of Robert Bowers has been collected by The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Canada Council Art Bank, The Hamilton Art Gallery, The Greenberger Foundation, NYC, and numerous private collections in Canada and the USA. He has had dozens of solo exhibitions and participated in many group shows. He served on the Toronto Public Art Commission and the McMaster University Museum advisory panel for six years each.
He was co-founder, first president and director of A Space in Toronto, Canada's first artist-run exhibition and support center. His most prominent public work to date is the plaza at Bay and Irwin Streets, Toronto, a collaboration with architects Walman/Clewes. It presents an inverted vision of our usual ideas of life on Earth and the necessity of understanding that we live "within" that layered, dynamic space, not just "on" a spinning rock. So it goes.
Robert holds B.A. in psychology and literature and an M.F.A. from York University, Toronto. He took early retirement from the University of Toronto Department of Fine Art to pursue his ideas. He says this:
"So far, so good!"
We will be adding an option to purchase high-quality, limited edition archival prints of Robert's 2020-21 paintings as well some of his photographic images such as the one above. These will be printed with archival inks on 17 x 22 inch Epson Hot Press Bright 100% rag paper with their new 800P printer. The blacks are rich and deep, the detail and colours are astonishing. These gorgeous signed, limited edition prints will be $325 Canadian, North American shipping included.