Bret Rowes art consists of sculptural and graphic compositions that merge historical, cultural and political subjects with text to yield an ongoing commentary on the protagonists, performers and pluralisms that make up our popular culture.
Rowe has been showing his work at public and private showings since 1996, putting his pieces in the hands of serious art collectors worldwide. Rowes art can be found in the homes of Jack Nicholson, Terminator 3 Producer Nigel Sinclair and Guess? Jeans founder, Georges Marciano, who commissioned Rowe to paint 24 portraits of his family. Rowes work also hangs in the Hollywood homes of television writers for shows such as Mad About You and Suddenly Susan. As for corporate collectors, Eric Crown, founder and Chairman of Fortune 500 company Insight Enterprises, recently purchased 14 of Rowes colorful paintings and several CEOs of web-based businesses have commissioned Rowe to create unique, personal pieces for their collections.
As mentioned above , Rowe can be commissioned to create 'collaborative custom portraiture' -- which goes beyond typical head and shoulders subject matter. Rowe conducts one-on-one interviews with subjects to uncover personal interests, hobbies, passions and thoughts. These personal items are then merged with text to deliver the painting or sculptures detailed composition, making the 'portrait' an entirely individual, heirloom possession. Because of Rowes unique use of text and his commitment to researching subjects, his style of historical, heirloom portraiture has become increasingly popular with corporate clientele, literati and academic collectors worldwide.
Rowe is the 2005-6 Paradise Valley (AZ) Artist-for-the-Year, which comprises a year-long display of his work at the Paradise Valley Town Hall ending October 2006. He has been involved with charities for a decade, donating his art to Hospice of the Valley, Homebase, ChildHelp USA, Helping Hands For The Homeless, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, CASA (Center for Prevention Of Abuse & Violence), The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Lions Club, St.Theresa’s Catholic School, The Arizona Opera and the Shemer Art Center.
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