Marc Bouwer, a name synonymous with international fashion, is set to introduce his artistic capabilities with his inaugural solo art exhibition, ‘Facial Recognition’. The showcase, hosted by Six Summit Gallery in New York City, will display Bouwer’s work with portraiture and abstracts, predominantly created during the pandemic period. The pieces are created out of waste canvas, cardboard, and wood.
The paintings, characterized by neon hues set against black backgrounds, depict faces that appear to have their distinct narratives. Observers may discern different personalities and stories from these vibrant portrayals.
Bouwer’s track record in the fashion industry is well-documented. He has designed for several high-profile names including Beyonce, Angelina Jolie, and Oprah Winfrey. His designs have been featured in numerous magazines, with Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair among them. Additionally, Bouwer has been recognized for his commitment to using non-animal products in his designs, receiving awards for this ethical stance.
With this exhibition, Bouwer is revisiting a time in his educational past when he focused on painting and sculpture. The venue for this display, presented by Six Summit Gallery, is at 510 West 42nd Street, New York City.
Six Summit Gallery, directed by Leo Feroleto, has a history of curating art shows related to fashion in cities such as NYC, LA, and Miami. Feroleto has spoken fondly of Bouwer’s contributions to design and looks forward to the upcoming ‘Facial Recognition’ exhibition.