Nate Burbeck is a contemporary artist and painter in Minneapolis. He received his BA from Saint John’s University (Collegeville, MN) in 2009 and attended a residency program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City the following year. He was named one of “Ten Artists to Watch in 2013” on the Walker Art Center's mnartists.blog. In 2014 he had a solo exhibition at Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, and was interviewed by Dirty Laundry Magazine. He is currently represented by Anna Zorina Gallery in New York. For more info check out his website.
My work consists of mostly large panoramic landscape paintings which are based off of photographs I take from my travels throughout the U.S. Within these painted landscapes I will also depict various additional figures along with some surreal or dreamlike elements to construct a visual narrative in the scene these characters inhabit. My aim with these narrative paintings is to explore and to externalize an inner space or a psychological state that I feel permeates certain aspects of contemporary American society. I’m interested in a sense of place and in revealing America as a social landscape, as well as reflecting an interior, psychological space.