Roy Dowell is a multi-media artist who uses painting, sculpture, and collage in his work. Dowell’s interest lies in modernism, and the elements in his work echo this. He uses elements of everyday imagery and life and abstracts them to remove them from a familiar context and make them something of his own. Viewers are then able to decipher the works and pull out these links. Dowell’s two-dimensional and three-dimensional works go seamlessly together and play off of one another to create a body of work. His works reference not only daily life but the cultures and imagery Dowell has encountered on his travels around the world.
Roy Dowell lives and works in Los Angeles. His work is in the permanent collections of LACMA, MOCA Los Angeles, The Hammer Museum, SFMOMA, MCA San Diego, the Jumex Collection, the Eli Broad Collection, and many other significant institutional and private collections.