Tim Fowler’s Education and Development
After graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in Contemporary Fine Art, Tim started painting architecture and responding to urban scenes. Over the years, Tim turned to portraiture, however he still uses an architectural approach when depicting figures. The angular appearance and deconstructed forms of Tim’s figures resembles the graphic aesthetic of street art.
Tim’s latest exhibition, ALPHA male, showcased a new collection of work centred around family, fatherhood and modern day masculinity. The typically large scale paintings depicted abstracted scenes of family life interspersed with intimate scenes of fatherhood. Playing on the rhetoric of toxic masculinity, Tim uses the word ‘alpha’ to react against the outdated ideas of a man’s role in the family, and in challenging those attitudes, he created new impressions of what it means to be a father.