Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Adam Strange has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 25th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition.
Adam will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and he will be featured on the gallery’s front page, on the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” Archive.
Adam is an international award-winning artist based in Canada. He will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.
For this solo exhibition, the Gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to hundreds of major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through Light Space & Time’s broad social media network.
Adam’s art will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard.
The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public. Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition: 1. Their art. 2. Their artist biography. 3. Their artist statement. These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions.
Below are Adam’s Artist Biography, his Artist Statement, along with 20 of his digital artworks. We hope that you will take the time to read Adam’s information and to take a look at his artwork.
Adam Strange is a Canadian pixel-based artist plumbing the depths of the human condition, exploring the dark recesses of human behaviour and the effects of societal entropy. He started his art career during the mid-eighties, exhibiting locally in Southwestern Ontario, such as in the 1987 London Ontario exhibition "Homage to Marcel Duchamp on the occasion of the centennial of his birth" at the McIntosh gallery.
Adam graduated from the Ontario College of Art (OCA) in 1992 with a focus on magic-realism and old master technique under the direction and guidance of OCA professor Carmen Cereceda, a Chilean muralist who was once an assistant of Diego Rivera. He was also mentored by his father, an artist and contemporary of Tony Tascona and Takao Tanabe from the Winnipeg School of Art. Adam pursued fine art until around 1996 when he was in demand for his graphic design services full time.
In 2018, Adam refocused his life back to fine art, and has since seen his tools change from traditional materials into the digital realm, but the vision has remained the same… challenging viewers to question the world around them and to live in a world of their own making.
Adam is a member of the National Association of Digital Artists (naDA) and the Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC). Adam was Publicity Director for the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) 2022-2023.
These visual artefacts are made in the “Age of Anxiety” where truth and lies are indistinguishable, issues and attitudes are binary, and the perils of conflict and intimacy result in the separation of the self from the physical.
The images reflect our anxious world through a process of digital painting, photomontage or “image dubbing.” These visual narratives are sojourns where time and memory, feelings and perspectives, manifest as physical places or situations showing the “Essentia” - the world as it really is.
Aldous Huxley, the British writer, once wrote, “There are things known, and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” I create my art in that space between the known and unknown. The space is made of the thin unreliability of memory and shards of lived experience, which are reconstructed into stark forms and landscapes, resulting in nuanced, disturbing and sensual images.
The pieces are journeys from the purely aesthetic to a sacramental vision. There is a discordant beatific vision in the absence of colour, which engenders a lack of visual and emotional information. The removal of this content from the picture requires the viewer to confront a stark reality immediately. Light and shade, and what is revealed from the blackness become the primary language for interpreting the image.
These are images of realism. By turns, demanding, fearful, and disorienting. They are fit representations of the times we live in.
To see more of Adam’s work, please visit his website.
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