Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York
My paintings depict psychologically infused narratives where the familiar is imbued with a sense of sublime mystery. Figures are suspended between dreams and reality, transfixed by surreal aberrations, ethereal elements and transported states of mind. Visual components are allusionary reflections drawn from my past growing up in an insular religious group, living in a milieu of end-times prophecies, unsettling otherwise quiet perceptions of banal Midwestern normalcy. Undercurrents are fused with influences of film, science-fiction, magical realism and place to explore isolation, longing, wonder and lose in an attempt to visualize inchoate feelings, atomized and diluted with the distance of time.
“Mielke Park (Oracle)”, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 30 inches, 2019
“Apparition (School Bus)”, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 inches, 2019
“Grapevine, Texas”, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 40 inches, 2018
“Tatiana”, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 20 inches, 2017
“Falkirk Trail (Lakeville, Minnesota)”, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 36 inches, 2016
“5760 Peony Court”, Oil on Canvas, 26 x 48 inches, 2016
“Mountain Iron, Minnesota”, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36 inches, 2015
“Woodbury, Minnesota”, Oil on Canvas, 30 x 62 inches, 2015
“Fairmont, Minnesota” Oil on Canvas, 24 x 38 inches, 2015
“Pipestone, Minnesota”, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 34 inches, 2015
About the Artist
Nate Burbeck was born in 1987 and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated in 2009 from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota and in 2010 was a participant in the School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Program in New York. His work has appeared in numerous online publications and has been exhibited in cities around the United States including New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Austin, Texas, and Omaha, Nebraska. In 2015 he was a recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.