Redeemer, Oil on linen, 170 x 140cm, 2006

Adam Holmes-Davies

Redeemer, Oil on linen, 170 x 140cm, 2006

2007 / Artists

Adam Holmes-Davies

b. 1973 London

2005-06 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London
1993-96 BA [hons] Fine Art, Surrey Institute of Art and Design

Previous Exhibitions:
2007 The Empire, London
2006 The Works of Others, Former Whitechapel Library, London
2006 Real Proper Show, Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art, London
2005 Painting Kills, Maryland Studios, London
2005 Moonscapes and Knife Fights, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
2004 Hackneys Wicked, Maryland Studios, London

Awards:
2005 Hunting Art Prize 2005, 1st Prize Winner

Selectors' Comments:
The style of them seems quite generic at first, but over time they reveal a compelling balance between very impulsive decisions and a refined kind of painterly tidying up. There's also something going on about terror and loss, something absent and unresolved that gets you back to look at them.

Artist's Statement:
Both paintings 'Brains' and 'Redeemer', are intuitive gestural images. Both paintings slip between a figurative and abstracted image. Resolution in my work is achieved through the act of invention in painting, this invention creating a logic unique to painting.