adam Hedley


Location: London, UK

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.


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