Bathed in warm light, the somnambulat bearded men that figure in Nat Meade's painting appear revenant, but also ever so slightly ridiculous. Nat explains that he imagines these figures as off duty archetypes, caught in a moment of down-time; smoking a cigarette, having a nap, or staring off into the middle distance. These characters are each slight iterations of the same benevolent father figure, part Christ-like, part surfer dad.
Nat Meade Interview with Leyla Leiman
Leyla Leiman, Art Maze Magazine, August 20, 2018