Approved: 20.07.2012

Adam Laurence Hedley

Artist

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Approved: 20.07.2012

My paintings are highly intuitive, offering a stream of conscious expression balanced between the simultaneously whimsical and the brutal. Oscillating between the figurative and abstract, multi-layered images of quasi - characters, intrusive blobs, trunks, geometric intersections, oddly shaped proboscises, and vessels effuse disjointed rhythms and an absorption with the semiotics of painterly language.

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Residencies, Public art, Public relations, Photographic documentation, Studio practice
  • Categories: Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting
 

Biography

My paintings are highly intuitive, offering a stream of conscious expression balanced between the simultaneously whimsical and the brutal. Oscillating between the figurative and abstract, multi-layered images of quasi - characters, intrusive blobs, trunks, geometric intersections, oddly shaped proboscises, and vessels effuse disjointed rhythms and an absorption with the semiotics of painterly language. My preoccupation is with the material itself – the visceral quality of paint, texture and the accumulation of marks and emphasis on colour. I have no advance visual strategy, but instead meander through the subconscious, with a free form approach. Encouraging a perfomatitive aspect in the doing and undoing of the image, the transfigurations, covering, layering and revealing of shape and line generate a dialogue between intuition and accident. Replacing the arbitrary with a serendipitous account of the unpredictability, the work espouses doubt and uncertainty, the comic and the absurd and the awkward and the isolated.

CV & Education

Solo Exhibitions

'Up Allington Hill', The Birdcage, Norwich, 8th September - 3rd October 2014 
‘Go Figure’, The Birdcage, Norwich, 5th – 19th October 2013
Window display at 20 Elm Hill, Norwich, 1st June – 31st June 2013
‘Dog and Pony Show’, Power Lunches, 466 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London. 7th March – 7th April 2013
’Bring on The Dancing Horses’, The Gowlett, Gowlett Road, Peckham, London. 8th March – 8th April 2013
Solo Exhibition at Cafe Viva, Choumert Road, Peckham, London. 7th – February – 3rd March 2013

Group Exhibitions
 

'Footprint', Camden Image Gallery, 7th November 2014
'Fusion', Camden Image Gallery, 3rd - 14th October 2014
'Matter1010', The Exchange Tower, Canary Wharf, London. 7th October – 11th October 2013
‘Doodle’, Kitsch In Sync Cafe, 50 Resolution Way, Deptford, London. 1st November – 30th November 2012
CueB 2012, 325 Brockley Road, London, 25th February – 23rd March 2012
Peckham Space Open 2011, Peckham, London, 29th November – 17th December 2011
'Clusterf*uck’, Long White Cloud, Hackney Road, London July 21st – August 21st 2011
Bad Art Salon, Vintage Festival, Royal Festival Hall, London July 29th – July 31st 2011
‘Smaller Than A Lemon’, Angelika, High Wycombe, curated by Danny Rolph. 2nd – 10th April 2011.?Show featuring new work by 56 artists.
‘Values’, Willesden Green Library Resource Centre, London, 2009
Bucks New University Degree Show, High Wycombe 2008
‘Shop’ – 2nd Year Group Show in High Wycombe, 2007
‘The Line We Lead’, The Rhythm Factory, Whitechapel, London, 2007

Education

BA (Hons) Fine Art – Bucks New University 2005-2008

Other/Publications

'Kick Punch' and Artist profile feature in The International Painting Annual 5, 2014 - http://www.manifestgallery.org/
Shortlisted for FRINGEMK, Milton Keynes, 2009. Featured in exhibition catalogue