adam Hedley

Portfolio

Location: London, UK
Website: www.adamlhedley.com
Bio:

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 perfomatitive 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.

Exhibitions:

Solo Exhibitions

'Go Figure', The Birdcage, 23 Pottergate, Norwich. 5th October – 19th October 2013

‘Dog and Pony Show’, Solo Exhibition at Power Lunches, 466 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London. 7th March – 7th April 2013

’Bring on The Dancing Horses’, Solo Exhibition at The Gowlett, Gowlett Road, Peckham, London. 8th March – 8th April 2013

Solo Exhibition at Cafe Viva, Choumert Road, Peckham, London. 7th February – 3rd March 2013

Group Exhibitions

First Come First Served, Lion and Lamb Gallery, London, 15th December - 13th January 2014

Matter1010, Exchange Tower, Canary Wharf, London, 3rd October – 10th October 2013

‘Doodle’, Kitsch In Sync Cafe, 50 Resolution Way, Deptford, London. 1st November – 30th November 2012

CueB 2012, 325 Brockley Road, London, 25th February – 23rd March 2012

Peckham Space Open 2011, Peckham, London, 29th November – 17th December 2011

‘Clusterf*uck’, Group exhibition at Long White Cloud, Hackney Road, London July 21st – August 21st 2011

Bad Art Salon, Vintage Festival, Royal Festival Hall, London July 29th – July 31st 2011

‘Smaller Than A Lemon’ – Group show at Angelika, High Wycombe, curated by Danny Rolph. 2nd – 10th April 2011.
Show featuring new work by 56 artists.

‘Values’ Group Show at Willesden Green Library Resource Centre, London, 2009

Bucks New University Degree Show, High Wycombe 2008

‘Shop’ – 2nd Year Group Show in High Wycombe, 2007

‘The Line We Lead’ – Curated and featured in Group Show at the Rhythm Factory, Whitechapel, London, 2007