Rowan Newton is a painter from South London. Growing up in metropolitan Brixton, surrounded by graffiti, Rowan was drawn to bold and vibrant imagery from an early age. His childhood appreciation for the street artist’s ability to transform unlikely spaces into pieces of art, echoes in his work today. Rowan’s style reflects the dichotomies of the inner-city landscape. Using spray and oil paint, he creates pieces that are gritty, provocative, and full of character, with his tenacious use of bright colours. His work is full of texture with splatter, drips, and layering complimenting the depth of his artistic subjects. Rowan’s process is a re-imagining of beauty and a representation of it in a whole new way. Since graduating from university in 2004, Rowan’s work has been in various exhibitions and art fairs in the UK and internationally including Germany, Spain, New York and Shanghai.
This is a sample of his work
All images © Rowan Newton