Approved: 21.02.2008

Adam Ball

Artist

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Approved: 21.02.2008

These works deliberate various themes of creation on a minute and cosmic scale. The work aims to echo the hidden order and the transient disposition of nature. The subject matter includes the apparent spiritual silence of the world's oldest tropical rainforest and layered microbiological imagery. There is no hierarchy in the selection of imagery; but rather to contrast the micro and the macro, biological

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  • Location: London
 

Biography

These works deliberate various themes of creation on a minute and cosmic scale. The work aims to echo the hidden order and the transient disposition of nature. The subject matter includes the apparent spiritual silence of the world's oldest tropical rainforest and layered microbiological imagery. There is no hierarchy in the selection of imagery; but rather to contrast the micro and the macro, biological and electrical, chemical and natural, molecular and galactic. The hand-cut paper works recall the subtle shadows cast throughout the day, or the trace of an enigmatic landscape, now frozen in both time and memory. Meticulous and labor-intensive, his work is largely rooted in a process of subtraction - an act defined by transforming and reworking the source material. In this way, his pieces can be viewed as tangible epigraphs of an independent and introspective pursuit - defined by memory and perception. Informed by concept and process, the works suggest a type of re-birth and regeneration: of both source material and content. Emanating with silent-energy, Ball effectively references the past, the indefinite expanses of nature, and the documentation of individual memory.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2012 - In the Beginning, Shizaru Gallery, London 2011 - Biostrata, Zero10 Gallery, London 2010 - Coexistence, Galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris 2009 - Taman Negara, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York 2007 - Graffiti Love, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, US 2006 - Dirty Pattern, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York Group exhibitions 2011 - I am Solitary, Gift 10 VYNER ST, London 2011 - Re:Define, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, US 2011 - Spectra, Londonewcastle Project Space, London 2011 - The House of the Nobleman, Boswall House, Regent's Park, London 2011 - The Shape of Things, Ferrate Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 2010 - Unnatural Selection, Londonewcastle Project Space, London 2009 - ArteFiera, Bologna, Italy 2009 - Taman Negara with L'Wren Scott, Gagosian Gallery, New York 2008 - Promised Land, Warehouse Gallery, Italy 2007 - Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London 2007 - ScopeMiami, Houldsworth Gallery, Miami, US Private commissions 2007 - Private commission, The Goss-Michael Foundation, US 2007 - Private commission, The Ross Perot Collection, US Competitions, prizes and awards 2000 - ICA Becks Futures Film and Video, Institute of Contemporay Art, London Educational experience - tertiary 1996 - BA Fine Art Degree, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne