Lot 190 - Adam Dix - Untitled (3)
Lot 190 - Adam Dix - Untitled (3)
Lot 190 - Adam Dix - Untitled (3)

Lot 190 - Adam Dix - Untitled (3)

Ink and Oil Glaze on Paper

2022

A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

The work of Adam Dix (b.1967) explores the history of transmission, and wrestles with components of contemporary communication. His work brings together a world depicting community and ritual, whilst traversing the landscape of analogue and digital medias through a blend of traditional folk customs, religious ceremony and contemporary communication.   

 

Coupling the contemporary instant-ness of a screen shot, with the slower historic ghostly feel of lithography, Adam Dix’s work is concerned with communication through the ages, the constant effort of humanity to come together, share, inspire, pass on our narratives. Humanity has communicated for millennia through illustrations, rituals, customs, choreography, music, writing, religion and symbolism in an attempt to understand one another. Pilgrimages to sites both known and unexpected are suggested in Dix’s paintings, religious ceremony is referenced. Costume, disguise and the borrowing and interpretation of symbols are prevalent. Timeframes are indistinct, in Dix’s work the present assimilates the residue of the past, we are left contemplating whether a scene is contemporary or historic. 

 

Education 

 

2009 – M.A. Fine Art Wimbledon College of Art 

1990 – B.A. (Hons) Graphics and Illustration. Middlesex Polytechnic 

 

SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS AND ART FAIRS: 

  

2020 - bo.lee gallery at London Art Fair 2020, bo.lee gallery 

Papyrophylia, Charlie Smith Gallery 

  

2019 - bo.lee gallery at London Art Fair 2020, bo.lee gallery 

 

2018 - In Search of the Author, Zedes Gallery, Brussels  

bo.lee gallery at London Art Fair 2020, bo.lee gallery 

  

2016 - New Paintings, Slete Gallery, Los Angeles 

All are Welcome, Eleven, London 

Yesterday’s Prophets, Eleven, London 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

 

2017 - In Residence, Griffin Gallery, London 

Relics from the De-Crypt, Gossamer Fog, London 

 

2016 - Telling Tales, Colleyer Bristow, London 

 

2015 - BFAMI Contemporary Art Auction, Sotheby’s, London 

The Mdina Biennale, Malta 

Strange Cities, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens and New York 

London Art Fair Project Space, The Contemporary London, London 

 

2014 - 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Christies and Beers Contemporary, London 

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, Lawrie Shabbi, Dubai 

 

2013 - Salon 10. Marine Contemporary, Los Angeles 

Ici Londres, Galierie Silin, Paris 

News From The Sun, Phoenix Art Centre, Exeter 

  

2012 - Editions, Other Criteria, London 

Programming Myth, Sumarria Lunn, London 

Unobtrusive Measures, Kunstpavillion, Munich 

On The Horizon, New Generation of British Painters, Marine Contemporary, Los Angeles 

 

2011 - Fraternise, Beaconsfield Gallery, London 

Exam, Transition Gallery, London 

 

2010 - Transmission, Haunch of Venison, London 

Keep Me Posted, Julia Royse, London 

 

2009 - Black Dog Yellow House, Trolley Gallery, London 

 

Gallery Representation 

 

Candida Stevens Gallery in the UK, Zedes Art Gallery in Belgium and Obsolete in Los Angeles. 
 

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