Bio: Nathan Abels has been an active member in the Denver arts scene since his arrival in 2007 from Indiana- showing in numerous solo and group shows. The Denver Post named him the “Emerging Artist of the Year” for 2009 and one of the “12 Best Colorado Artists 35 and Under” in 2011. His work was also chosen as the juror’s honorable mention by the Denver Art Museum’s director Christoph Heinrich as a part of the Foothills Art Center “Colorado Open”.

Statement: “My work is primarily realistically based paintings and drawings. They explore the landscape and its inhabitants. Many of my images depict a paused narrative, such as a parachutist in free fall or an encounter with a bison in the woods What I am capturing in these paused moments is a sense of, as Keats wrote, ‘straining at particles of light in the midst of great darkness.’”

You can read more about my work here.

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