Under the pseudonym ‘Doug Bartlett’, good mates Nick Morris and Dave Bowers roll up their garage doors and “let rip” on canvas. The results are more jazz fusion than pop art. Theses works are textured like sand in boots, loud like dogs barking and chaotic like waves breaking.
For Morris and Bowers, Doug Bartlett is an “energy”. They describe a visceral process where no law rules. Each man throws himself against the canvas, feverishly painting and pasting under the rule - either can override the other. The result is dense and incidental - like a cityscape, canvases glean layers of paint and posters.