Luke McCowan’s paintings often deal with layering and texture. His photographic based work stems from nostalgia and antiquity, which he then obscures with a vibrant, modernistic layer. On the other hand, his abstract work more purely deals with creating a hypercolorful world and combining organic and synthetic forms.
Whether he works with photography or abstraction as a starting point, Luke creates environments that the brushstrokes live within by giving them weight, motion and contrast to the other aspects of the painting. By taking different painting styles and techniques, he collides them onto one canvas, attempting to give an appearance that multiple people have had a hand in making each piece.