NATHAN C. WARNER
Los Angeles, California Nathan was born and raised in Venice, California. His work has been shown in North Carolina, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and recently in Tijuana. After studying at the San Francisco Art Institute for 3 years Nathan has returned to Los Angeles to develop a new body of work titled “The Revival of Punk Aesthetics.” This new body of work pulls from the historical development of mid century modern, skate, surf, chicano, and punk cultures that emerged post World War II, Los Angeles. Outside of his artistic practices Nathan is a graphic designer, curator, owner of an artist collective, and an event coordinator. “The Revival of Punk Aesthetics.” pulls from the historical development of mid century modern, skate, surf, chicano, and punk cultures that emerged post World War II Los Angeles. The work reflects aesthetics of early punk flyers where figures, faces, and identities were covered with bold blocks of text. In this instance the aesthetic reflects a nostalgia around the era of a Los Angeles fixated on clean, glossy paint jobs of car culture, surfboards, skateboards, and all of the elements of design that Angelenos fixated on. The contrast of landscape and figure create a conversation of tone and mood that encourages the viewer to question, create, or indulge in without explanation. It is a chance for the viewer to explore their own nostalgia and reflect. Boiling Process is in a certain sense a culmination of young artists coming together with different visions, backgrounds, and cultural upbringings to create a dialogue through art. Although our mediums, our styles, our subject matter varies from person to person, it seems to create an effortlessly cohesive conversation. It has created an awareness of my own personal work and opened up opportunities for my future as an artist. It has, in so many words, been one of the greatest experiences I’ve has.