April / May 2018
I believe that I have a serious approach to making art, with a serious belief that not all work has to be serious. A sense of levity, whether it be subject, commentary, or title, keeps the work fresh and interesting for me. I do not worry about such labels as figurative or abstract art. Pulling from the well of art history as a research vehicle while keeping your work exciting is always my goal. Sometimes the old. Sometimes the new. Sometimes the work needs more information, sometimes restraint is called for. Sometimes it needs everything all the time.
Nathaniel Lancaster received his BFA in Painting from UNCC and has remained in Charlotte since. He is an alumni of Goodyear Arts and the McColl Center for Art and Innovation and has been featured at many local and regional art institutions, including the North Carolina Museum of Art.