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Adam Hedley
London, England

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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 performative 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.





born: 1985, High Wycombe, United Kingdom



Buckinghamshire New University BFA 2005


selected publications

FRINGEMK. Milton Keynes, Exhibition catalogue, 2009


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Bring on The Dancing Horses, The Gowlett, Peckham, London, 2013

Dog and Pony Show, Powerlunches, Dalston, London, 2013


selected group shows

Matter 1010, The Exchange Tower, Canary Wharf, London, 2013

Peckham Space Open, Peckham, London, 2011

Bad Art Salon, Royal Festival Hall, London, 2011



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