Rowan Newton is a painter from South London. Growing up in metropolitan Brixton, Rowan was drawn to bold and vibrant imagery from an early age. His childhood appreciation for the street artist’s ability to transform unlikely spaces into pieces of art, echoes in his work today.
Rowan’s style reflects the dichotomies of the inner-city landscape. Using spray and oil paint, he creates pieces that are gritty, provocative, and full of character, with his tenacious use of bright colours. Rowan paints that which he finds beautiful, and so he often captures the confidence of his subject with equally confident brush strokes. His work is full of texture with splatter, drips, and layering complimenting the depth of his artistic subjects. Rowan’s process is a re-imagining of beauty and a representation of it in a whole new way.