Fred Fowler

Fred Fowler

Fred Fowler’s paintings of landscapes – physical, cultural and psychological – are populated by a collage of floating forms, including pools, bushland, mining pits, fires, ghost nets, boats and buildings. In his recent works, Fowler has been using Google Earth to study sites of significance in relation to the idea of the Australian landscape. 'You can go anywhere – the desert, down tiny side roads, into communities, and into massive mines – where in actuality you wouldn't get past the front gate,' he explains. Fowler is particularly interested in the tension between the contrasting places he captures: the richest suburbs in the country, the mines where the nation’s wealth comes from, and detention centres as a divisive symbol of immigration policies.

Fowler's semi-abstract works explore the relationships between native and invasive species, civilisation and nature, conflict and resolution and themes such as colonisation, globalisation and urbanisation. In his subtly subversive, multi-layered works, Fowler camouflages the political aspects of his work, which remain ambiguous and can be interpreted on different levels.

Before graduating with a Master of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2012, Fred Fowler was a graffiti and street artist. He has created murals and public artworks in Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, Lyon and New York, and has exhibited in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. His work has been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia, and is included in private collections in Australia and overseas.


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Fred Fowler Forbidden siren (study) 2021 synthetic polymer paint and oil paint on wood panel 70 x 60 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Fern pool Karijini 2021 synthetic polymer paint on wood panel 70 x 60 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Broken River 2021 oil paint and oil stick on wood panel 70 x 60 cm Sold
Fred Fowler In this sunset 2021 synthetic polymer paint on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Beside you in time 2020–21 synthetic polymer paint on wood panel 150 x 120 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Still right here 2020–21 synthetic polymer paint and mika flakes on wood panel 80 x 70 cm Sold
Fred Fowler The sea around us (Mer) 2020–21 synthetic polymer paint on wood panel 80 x 70 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Distant lights (Njulbitjlk) 2020–21 synthetic polymer paint on wood panel 80 x 70 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Come down to us 2020–21 synthetic polymer paint and mika flakes on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Forgotten history vibration 2020–21 synthetic polymer paint on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Right where it belongs 2020–21 synthetic polymer paint on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Adrift and at peace 2020–21 synthetic polymer paint and course alumina on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Grey noise (dark) 2020–21 synthetic polymer paint and gold leaf on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Grey noise (mid) 2020–21 synthetic polymer paint and gold leaf on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Grey noise (light) 2020–21 synthetic polymer paint, mika flakes and gold leaf on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler What we left behind 2020 synthetic polymer paint and oil paint on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Overgrown 2020 synthetic polymer paint and oil paint on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Painted from life, forgotten 2020 synthetic polymer paint, gold leaf and oil paint on wood panel 120 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Carriers of the dream vessel 2020 oil paint on wood panel 62 x 52 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Saltbush and wildflowers 2020 oil on wood panel 59.5 x 69.5 cm Framed: 61 x 71 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Karakamia sanctuary 2020 oil paint and synthetic polymer paint on wood panel 60 x 50 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Migratory waterbird habitat 2020 oil paint, synthetic polymer paint and 1.67ct natural diamond on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Tarkine (study) 2019 oil paint and gold leaf on wood panel 70 x 60 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Where we lived 2019 oil paint and oil stick on wood panel 70 x 60 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Lightning Ridge turnaround on the NSW/QLD border 2019 synthetic polymer paint and oil paint on wood panel 70 x 60 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Pulling out of Blackheath and the dusk is falling fast 2019 synthetic polymer paint and oil paint on wood panel 70 x 60 cm Sold
Fred Fowler New ecological order 2019 synthetic polymer paint, glitter, chrome metal decal on wood panel 70 x 60 cm Sold
Fred Fowler The future eaters 2019 synthetic polymer paint, mica flakes, gold leaf and oil paint on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Alone again with the dawn coming up 2019 synthetic polymer paint, mica flakes, gold leaf and oil paint on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler The lights of Palm Cove pass by 2019 synthetic polymer paint, mica flakes, gold leaf and oil paint on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Native wildflowers pt. 2 2019 synthetic polymer paint, mica flakes and oil paint on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Native wildflowers pt. 1 2019 synthetic polymer paint, mica flakes and oil paint on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Vaucluse as paradigm 2019 synthetic polymer paint, mica flakes, 2.37ct diamond and oil paint on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Forgotten aquaculture 2019 synthetic polymer paint and oil paint on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler A melody from a past life keeps pulling me back 2019 synthetic polymer paint and oil paint on canvas 153 x 138 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Transient Dwellers 2014-18 oil on board 92 x 76.5 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Home of exiles 2018 oil paint, gold leaf and micaceous iron oxide on wood panel 100 x 90 cm Sold
Fred Fowler Magical visitors 2018 oil paint and gold leaf on wood panel 60 x 50 cm Sold