** 10 x 20 Stretched Canvas Archival Print ** The bastard son of 1000 maniacs, Robert Bowen is a San Francisco based artist who watched entirely too much t.v. as a kid. Bowen got his start through graffiti and street art, and went on to obtain a classical education as a painter. His work is a strange, swirling brew of colorful contradiction that is not easy to define or even understand, but that seems quite to the point. Bowen’s ability to re-appropriate contradictory symbols into unsettling situations puts him in league with greats like Ron English, and Andy Warhol. He continues to walk the line between charming humor and blasphemous sarcasm with symbolic imagery that leaves the viewer both curious and confused.