Artist Adam Dix currently lives and works in London. After completing an MA in Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art in 2009, the artist has exhibited extensively internationally since working with UK galleries and institutions such as Christies, Haunch of Venison, Sumaria Lunn, Charlie Smith Gallery and internationally in Munich, Dubai, Anthens and Paris. Dix was recently featured in '100 painters of Tomorrow' , Thames & Hudson, 2014 and was shortlisted for the Caitlin Guide.
Adam Dix's moodboard in his Studio
Adam Dix's paintings explore and highlight our need to communicate with others in a constant state of connectivity with systems we have constructed to do so. Not only does he convey this strongly Dix's work also explores the notion that techno-logical devices will or have already started to become a new form of ritual, religion and tradition, highlighting how these instruments interrupt and influence our command of the world around us.
Dix uses a palette of muted tones within his paintings, reflecting a similar quality to those photographic images used to support nationalism during the Cold War period conveyed as a time of historical optimism. Dix explains the methods and ideas behind his work, 'The original source for inspiration was to appropriate characteristics of litho-graphic printing from printed material of the 1950 Cold War period. The idea being that by emulating the nuances of print within my painting process this would refer to a ‘spike’ in history where there had been a huge techno-logical advance in communication, that would subsequently imply a historical timeline to the origins of devices used today'. Through combining these genres, Dix acknowledges the focused response of the subject’s relationship to the ‘Icon of infotainment'.
This has led to the production of work that invites the viewer to engage in a secular celebration. A festival of communication, presided over by a Shamanic custodian that acts as a conduit between audience and transmission device, where the phone mast and satellite dish take on the character of ‘Totem’ and the audience depicted represent a circulation of connectivity.
On Saturday the 16th of May 2015 at 3 pm Adam Dix will be opening his studio doors to the public. Please note that there is limited capacity for this event and RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive full details.