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Nate Lowman and Supreme, pop art meets streetwear

Andrea Tuzio

Supreme has made collaborations with artists its prerogative. Art has always been one of the most important references for the brand founded by James Jebbia in 1994.
Today the New York-based skateboard brand has shared through its Instagram account the images of the capsule collection created in collaboration with American artist Nate Lowman

Born in 1979 in Las Vegas, Lowman grew up in Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California, where he graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy before moving to New York in 1997 to study at New York University, graduating in 2001 and working part-time as a security guard at the Dia Center for the Arts in Chelsea.

Lowman’s impact on the art world was very strong. Together with Dan Colen, Dash Snow and Ryan McGinley, he shocked the New York art scene, and not only thanks to works that recalled a certain irreverence, typical of the young New Yorkers of the first half of the 2000s.

Painting, sculpture, collage, printmaking and installation are the forms that Lowman uses to express his ideas and convey his art, using familiar images, newspaper clippings, stickers, photocopies of flyers and even garbage. The American artist reimagines through a new visual language all these forms of communication and not, exploring typical themes of American culture such as exasperated consumerism, violence, crime, celebrity, failure and decadence. He also inserts popular icons within new contexts characterized by melancholy, irony and political satire.

The collection in collaboration with Supreme – which includes a Work Vest, a sweater, a shirt, a hoodie and a Work Pant – features his artwork depicting bullet holes, which Lowman first became interested in when a friend of his found some car decals in a Texas gas station that resembled bullet holes.

Lowman enlarged this image with a silkscreen and brought it back onto a shaped canvas. Several of these works were included in his first exhibition in 2005: “I was very interested in the way that you could attach a violent content onto a very peaceful surface of geometric abstraction“, Lowman stated about the project.

The capsule collection in collaboration between Nate Lowman and Supreme will be available from March 17 on the webshop and in the stores of the brand.  

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Written by Andrea Tuzio
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