The photos that you see are amazing to say the least. They are not digitally made or graphics work. The paintings of Justin Bower are unconventional and they clash with digital methods and conventional figurative art. Bower doesn’t cross the line but blurs it with his work. He demonstrates modern man’s obsession regarding technology and their want for altering the image physically.
The painter starts with just a basic face which is annonymous. Brower then transforms self image into inorganic and digital. He signifies the shift of society towards an obsessive culture where the society relies to technology too much. Brower gives us glitchy, fragmented portraits of a person to signify his contemporary makeover and the portraits are digitized for us to refer their virtual identities of this age.
The dissected facial features are abstracted and duplicated. Two pairs of eyes, noses, mouths and they are all distorted. But that is the theme of his as he tries to show us the border between biological identity and technology through skin and flesh function conflation.