|Nate Lowman by Peter Stanglmayr|
Nate’s 2009 smiley face project transpired from a letter written by O.J Simpson after the ‘incident’ with his wife Nicole. The letter was signed ‘Peace and Love O.J’ and in the O he had drawn a smiley face that the artist interpreted a ‘fucking crazy’ and then based a series of artwork on them. To Lowman a smiley face is the definitive sign of disingenuousness, an overt conviction of happiness that ultimately expresses the exact opposite.
|Red No Smoking Smiley (2009)|
|Untitled (Thug Love) 2003, Acrylic on Canvas|