"Splattering, dripping, and irreverent use of color evoke the gestural intensity and compositional dynamism of abstract expressionism, while Gibbs' sculptural use of environmental offerings and found objects is reminiscent of Rauschenberg’s mixed-media combines from the late-1950s and early 1960s. And Gibbs’ simplified, silhouetted forms and flat swaths of color that lend a contemplative serenity to many of his landscape paintings display a controlled and contemporary style all his own….Deciphering meaning from his work is much like identifying solutions for the environmental issues the artist is spotlighting; both require thoughtful and deliberate contemplation and both are well worth the endeavor."
"Much of my work reveals the relationships between energy, water, life, surfing, humanity and emotion and how those create and destroy our natural world, specifically the ocean. Using art to document the environmental struggles of the times, the works relay a message. Through surrealistic surf art symbolism, Byzantine inspired iconography, abstract expressionism, and hidden images, I invoke participation from the viewer with a visual, emotional, and cognitive experience."
"Through the use of acrylic on panel he loosely applies the paint trying only to control the content leaving the nature created waves of wood grain often exposed. The found object sculptures he creates openly reinvents the energy of ocean waves and the way they move, form and break. Nathan takes an optimistic point of view trying to imagine surf everywhere and paying respect to the idea that wood gave us surfing."