Growing up in a holiday destination – a seaside town – Day Bowman often makes reference to the sea. The most recent series circles back to the artist’s childhood, reaffirming a sense of play coupled with a deep sense of unease. Through the use of paint and calligraphic mark-making, Bowman poses the question: is Britain becoming a fortress nation?
Fortress 2. Oil, charcoal and conte on canvas, 150cm x 140cm x 3cm. Courtesy of the artist.