News

Toowoomba artist signs $20 million deal in Asia

BIG DEAL: Toowoomba visual artist Shane Bowden signed an estimated $20 million deal with New York Gallery Group to exhibit in Japan and Singapore.
BIG DEAL: Toowoomba visual artist Shane Bowden signed an estimated $20 million deal with New York Gallery Group to exhibit in Japan and Singapore.

HIS artworks grace the homes of Kim Kardashian West, Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and the corporate boardrooms of Vogue - now Toowoomba artist Shane Bowden has signed a new deal which he says makes him one of Australia's highest paid living artists.

The former Toowoomba Grammar School student signed an estimated $20 million deal with New York Gallery Group to expand his gallery exhibitions to Japan and Singapore.

The visual artist, who is now based in California, has become a household name in Asia, Europe and the United States.

Art was once a creative outlet for the 42-year-old who has sold more than 8000 original works in the past year.

 

Shane Bowden's work has been described as "Andy Warhol on steroids”.
Shane Bowden's work has been described as "Andy Warhol on steroids”.

"Work is my therapy and drive," he said.

The Archibald finalist is famous for "synoptic flashing juxtapositions of silk screened imagery" that evoke the graphic schemes of the sixties.

According to his website, Mr Bowden's collage techniques, unexpected material contrasts, deliberately untidy contours and lavish paint smears bridge the gap between action painting and pop art.

"I don't know anybody who loves painting and art as much as I do; it gives me such pleasure with massive highs and lows," he said.

"I truly feel alive."

The famous artist went to school at Toowoomba Grammar School.
The famous artist went to school at Toowoomba Grammar School.

The estimated $20 million deal comes off the back of Mr Bowden's four new gallery spaces in Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore and La Jolla, California.

He is currently working on a development reality series and has exhibitions planned for Tokyo, Barcelona, Berlin and New York.

Mr Bowden lives in San Diego with wife Johnna and their two children. There he runs a studio, warehouse and production facility.

Topics:  general-seniors-news kanye west kim kardashian led zeppelin robert plant shane bowden toowoomba toowoomba grammar school


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Life as a Muslim in a Catholic school

SHARING BELIEFS: Abdul Malik has been helping people on the Coast understand Islam since he arrived in 2008.

"The more questions they asked me, the more I became energised.”

'It's the best thing I've done': Buddhist nun

FOUND HER CALLING: Lozang Lhagsam said Buddhism helped her identify what was important in life and how to live a meaningful existence.

Follow one woman's journey into Buddhism.

Local Partners

"There were times I cried because I'm not normal”

THE process of applying for and obtaining a job can be challenging for any teenager, but for Brianna Grice it comes with extra challenges.

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

What public holidays are left in 2017

Ipswich residents will get the day off tomorrow for the show.

IPSWICH residents will get tomorrow off for the show

Caitlyn comes home to launch debut album

Gympie's Caitlyn Shadbolt will launch here debut album Songs On My Sleeve at an exclusive all-ages concert in Gympie on Friday, May 26.

Win tickets to Caitlyn's album launch

Gladstone's MasterChef hero blown away by support

CRANE driver Pete Morgan has been bowled over by the support he has received since making his TV debut on MasterChef.

Lyn's knock-out show gets her to next round on The Voice

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: Lyn Bowtell is through to the battle rounds on The Voice.

'It was bitter sweet to win like that'

Is this the talent you get when you limit electronics?

Cassidy Kilburn in the Get the Beat International Dance Competition.

Cassidy, 11, preparing for national dance championships

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

Dreamworld could become a “more attractive and entertaining park”.

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet

Brian Shaw won his 4th World's Strongest Man title. Source: Twitter

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000-calorie diet

ABC2 slammed over football exhibition match coverage

Fans weren't too happy with ABC2's coverage of Wednesday night's game.

ABC2 slammed for coverage of soccer exhibition match

'Bulls--t!' Lisa Wilkinson grilled over Karl's pay packet

Join us for a Great Night as we Proudly present Lisa Wilkinson

“And you believe everything you read?”

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Approvals still needed, but key dates identified and work rolling on

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

A charmer near the beach

Single-level home on leafy, tree-lined 0.92ha Peregian property

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!