I am a UK (Bristol) based artist, fascinated by 1950’s objects, with a passion for collecting multiples. I intuitively combine these relics with hand-crafted sculptures, to create a theatre of extraordinary and dreamlike visual poetry. I am influenced by the artists of the surrealist and Dada era, my love of flamenco dance, Gypsy culture and by the enigmatic found object.
I create art that rubs shoulders with the morbid while overloading the senses with bright, beautiful colours and surreal compositions. My work celebrates the beauty and energy of the relic or found object and I cut through this aesthetic with strong themes that investigate the intricacies of the human condition while invoking a sense of tragedy or comedy, or both.
UWE Bower Ashton MA Fine Art (Distinction) 2012
Curator and proprietor of artist led space and vintage emporium: Wierd and Wonderful Warehouse, Bristol 2011-[Oct] 2012
Caitlin Art Prize shortlist finalist 2010
UWE Bower Ashton BA Fine Art (1:1) 2009
New studio and gallery/shop in Montpelier, Bristol – open by appointment from October 2012 for:
Individual commissions and one off pieces from recent collections.
Rare collectables and curios for sale
Vintage clothes and costumes
Objects for hire for events and occasions
Interiors styling and set dressing
Shows and Exhibitions:
Mind your head
Spike Island, Bristol. (MA Show) June 2012
Gallimaufry Curios Bar, Bristol. May 2012
If you still love me
St Andrews Park, Bristol. June 2011
Heartfelt Gallery, Bristol. May to July 2011
Its all about you
Triple S Gallery, Bristol. November to December 2009
Plan 9, The Island, Bristol. (Bower Ashton MA group) June 2011
Commissions/ contact me:
I am very happy to discuss individual commissions and much of the art work on this site is available for purchase. Prices and commissions on appointment: Tel: +447745846308 | or contact me: