Caron Bowman is a multi-disciplined artist and her work uses a diverse spectrum of mediums. She has been profiled by fashion photographer Nick Knight's -SHOWstudio, Smithsonian American Latino Museum and Beck’s Greenbox Series. This year, she was a featured artist in the Wynwood Miami Mix Art Fair, Art Palm Beach satellite Continuum Art Fair. She was selected by Bombay Sapphire Corporation /Russell and Danny Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation to be included in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. Rapper Kendrick Lamar in association with Creative Allies showcased her artwork in NYC at the Galapagos Art Space. Her artwork has received international recognition and has been on display in various museums and galleries in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Caron's work gives the observer an active role in the process, encouraging them to participate and delve further into self-reflection and the mind's potential. For purchase inquiry of original artwork please contact Gallery Guichard
She uses the term SoFlo Superflat to describe the genre. It is an urban pop art movement in South Florida that combines super bright colors and ultra flat images. The subject matters are very diverse. Artist working in this style emphasize outlines and flat areas of color. What is important is the feeling of flatness. Our culture in SoFlo doesn't have 3-D," anymore instead we have the compression of genres which is shown through the pop-inflected work.
Embroidery can easily be construed as decorative and therefore dismissed by contemporary art audiences. The work of embroidery and decoration of textiles is associated with women, therefore, historically speaking, an undervalued activity. So by taking this formerly undervalued work, and raising it to an art form, I am challenging the stigmas associated with fiber art in contemporary art. For that reason it is necessary for me to put extra focus on the conceptual framework behind my art
My work initially starts from visual research, looking primarily at photographs of appropriate subjects which I manipulate into my own language. Color is a very important component to my work and that color palate is inspired by Huichol Indian’s technique of alternating strong and soft colors to achieve the effects of complementary opposition and to create dynamic balance. Many of my fiber pieces are inspired by history and Central American culture . History is not simply the recording of past events ¬ it is a living, breathing entity, filling the space of our present and shaping contemporary identities. Generally, each piece contains about 150 hand stitches per square inch.
Quilts are the democratic fusions of the distinguished heritage of painting, the new emerging field of digital art and the domestic practice of quilting. Part of my quilt work practices includes the use of digital sublimation printing on cloth, video quilts, graffiti, and photographs.When quilts are taken out of the usual context and put in the new, they are given an entirely new character.