Nathan Mullins

Region: South


City / State: Petal, MS

I make figurative oil paintings that engage the myths that have shaped the tenets of my personal philosophy. Pulled from sources as varied as Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Wilco lyrics, Shakespeare’s plays and poems, the comic books of Grant Morrison, David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, and blues legends from the Mississippi Delta, my paintings examine my relationship with the archetypes inherent in these stories. The snapshot quality of frozen action tends to suggest a narrative rather than provide any real string of events, while the color interplay provides the closest thing to any statement I might make on the subject. This is increasingly selfish and subjective work, I know; however, I believe that the most particular points of view offer the deepest glimpses into the universal. While I cannot claim to have achieved such an impossible task, I submit to you this statement as justification for pursuing my own very narrow interests.