Approved: 30.06.2008

Adam King

Artist

Approved: 30.06.2008

My current practice responds to place and the changing character and identity of landscape. Recent pieces explore infrastructure development in contemporary rural Norfolk. The work appropriates County icons including Oak trees and Cumulus cloud as well as the generic roads and housing of new estates. These references are re-configured and translated through drawing in a variety of means that include scalpel-cut outs, stitched line and linocut. The resulting forms and patterns are pieced together in dislocated compositions of frames within frames and brittle, free-standing assemblages. Sometimes the work is shot through in a bold palette of red, black and grey that evoke moods of anticipation and foreboding. Current site-specific installation Red sky in the morning presents a fractured panorama, a landscape peeled off a ground to hang in space. Within a rhythmic composition, images of new-build housing appear alongside cloud forms composed of fragments of linocut and expanding foam. These elements are framed and mediated through structures and cut outs that allude to roundabouts and road networks.

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    Biography

    My current practice responds to place and the changing character and identity of landscape. Recent pieces explore infrastructure development in contemporary rural Norfolk. The work appropriates County icons including Oak trees and Cumulus cloud as well as the generic roads and housing of new estates. These references are re-configured and translated through drawing in a variety of means that include scalpel-cut outs, stitched line and linocut. The resulting forms and patterns are pieced together in dislocated compositions of frames within frames and brittle, free-standing assemblages. Sometimes the work is shot through in a bold palette of red, black and grey that evoke moods of anticipation and foreboding. Current site-specific installation Red sky in the morning presents a fractured panorama, a landscape peeled off a ground to hang in space. Within a rhythmic composition, images of new-build housing appear alongside cloud forms composed of fragments of linocut and expanding foam. These elements are framed and mediated through structures and cut outs that allude to roundabouts and road networks.

     

     

     

     

     

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training: 2001-3, MA Drawing, Wimbledon School of Art, London 1991-4, BA Hons Painting, Brighton University, Brighton, East Sussex

    Selected/forthcoming Solo shows:

    2018: Alison Richards Building, University of Cambridge, UK 

    2016: Storm field, Canal gallery, London, UK 

    2016: Roundabout the edge of the World, The Tea Lounge, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

    2014: We Live Together Like a Sky On Fire, Canal gallery, London, UK

    2014: After the Sky Fell In, Burlington Gardens Projects Space, London, UK

    2013: Rollercoastervista, Platform 39, Westland Place, London, UK

    2012: Fairy Acid Rainbow, Noman Rea Gallery, University of York, UK

    2012 - Rough Diamond Jubilee, Idea Store, Whitechapel, London, UK

    2010: Mudflats and Galaxy, Monika Bobinska gallery, London, UK

    Selected recent Group shows:

    2015/16 - Installation of collages at Merton College, Oxford, UK

    2015 - PomoGaze festival, Leeds Art Gallery, UK

    2015 - Just Gather Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK

    2014 - Room 90, Hackney Wick, London, UK 

    2014 - Public Windows program, Canary Wharf, London, UK

    2014 - Enclosures, Canal gallery, London, UK

    2014 - Little-Winged Bombers, Westland Place Studios, London, UK

    2014 - Remix:Selections from the International Collage Centre, Katonah Museum of Contemporary Art and Tour, USA

     

     2004 - British Council Travel Award, British Council

    Collections:

    Charles Saatchi, V22, London, WWFund, International Collage Center, USA