Les Artistes

"Inner Journeys" april - june 2013

Born in 1951 in the USA and died in 2005.

Tom Fowler is mostly known for his colorful canvasses with images of words repeated thousands of times, creating unusual patterns. In 2000, Fowler's work included paintings of coffee cups and of his travels along the California coast. "I like to pace around, I like to work nervously, sometimes I chain smoke, sometimes I drink too much coffee," he said. "Maybe I've found a good way to live." That year, he created "Mud," a series of 50 pictures of coffee cups that was exhibited at several San Francisco coffee houses. "I wanted to do something just kind of mindless," he said at the time. Beside his series of repetitive-text, he also created portraits, still lives and sports scenes.