Lot 413 - Adam Koukoudakis - N.M.R.H Death Mask #1
Graphite, Acrylic and Ink on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Adam hails from South London - a father, painter, illustrator and collagist who studied Fine Art at Chelsea and Berlin Institutes of Art before graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2006. In the same year he was invited to participate in his first post - graduate show with the likes of Banksy et al at Greek Street's then infamous Lazarides Gallery, at a time when it was inspiring a broader movement of artists who blurred the lines between fine art, street art, illustration and graphics. In 2007 he accepted a further invitation to participate in Santa’s Ghetto in Bethlehem, before embarking on a busy circuit of national & international shows, projects, publications, collaborations, auctions & private commissions which kept him out of trouble until 2010, when he took a hiatus to enjoy the rewards of fatherhood. Always a painter and lover of collage, Adam found a way to combine the two through his early exposure to screen printing by hijacking the pulling of ink & screen, and instead projecting his screens onto canvas and applying every benday by hand. His paintings and prints have always depicted subjects and topics close to his heart, from early political angst to the unapologetic love of his family and can be found in the permanent collections of the V&A & University of the Arts London, Atlantic Records & Sony BMG. Adam has been a practicing artist for over 20 years, living & with studios based out of North London.
Chelsea College of Arts
Central Saint Martins
Berlin University of the Arts
Stench - Lazardies Gallery - London
Outside/Inside - Seth Carmichael Gallery - Los Angeles
Santa's Ghetto - Palestine
Geisterfahrer - Paintworks - Bristol
TEMWA - Art for Africa Charity Auction - London/Bristol
Shortlisted Finalist - National Open Art Competition - Chichester
Shortlisted Finalist - Mercury Prize Art Competition - The Hospital - London
Winning Finalist - Jealous Needs You Prize - Jealous Gallery - London
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The works I have submitted are my way of marking the death of Queen Elizabeth II They are a very loose play on the history of the death mask & are no way intended as an insult or mark of disrespect in her direction. Although I am a firm believer that there is never smoke without fire.
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