Nathan Carter Royal Convulvulus Clementine at The Alnwick Castle Poison Garden., 2021
Acrylic on Baltic birch plywood
93,5 x 124 x 6 cm
Nathan Carter’s exuberant paintings continue a theme of playfully mixing abstract and organic shapes to create fantastical botanical compositions, named for flowers and recalling their distinct shapes. Painted in acrylic enamel, the works focus on flowers in the process of blossoming. Thus, among the tightly intertwined forms reminiscent of leaves and vines, are also stamen and stigma, evoking the complex reproductive apparatus of plants.