Nathaniel Christopher Hester

Contact Information:

email: info@nathanielhester.com
website: www.nathanielhester.com

 

Artist Statement:

My oil paintings investigate the incongruous harmonies of the American landscape – a nation forged by the disparate, competing forces of freedom, subjugation, peace, prosperity and hostility – by employing surprising shapes, jeweled surfaces, and a luminous palette. This most recent suite of 100 paintings, entitled "Ship of Fools: Portrait of a Confederate Navy", confronts our country's ongoing obsession with armed conflict by recalling the alarming cruelty and exhilarating beauty of nineteenth-century maritime warfare.




"Ship of Fools: Portrait of a Confederate Navy #1 of 100"
64" x 64" Oil on Canvas 2006



"Ship of Fools: Portrait of a Confederate Navy #3 of 100"
64" x 64" Oil on Canvas 2006



"Ship of Fools: Portrait of a Confederate Navy #4 of 100"
64" x 64" Oil on Canvas 2006



"Ship of Fools: Portrait of a Confederate Navy #6 of 100"
64" x 64" Oil on Canvas 2006



"Ship of Fools: Portrait of a Confederate Navy #8 of 100"
64" x 64" Oil on Canvas 2006

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