Adam Dix

   

 

Statement

Dix’ paintings explore an imagined world of the present where the past is reinterpreted seemingly to appear in a futuristic landscape, blending traditional folklore customs with contemporary forms of communication. By traversing between the subject of past analogue and contemporary digital medias, Dix’ paintings discuss a borderland between the virtual and real world, whilst exploring how humanity adapts to new modes of communication.

Dix’ palette of muted colours, hazy imagery and subject, anchor the work in a time of historical optimism. Referring to the imagined futures of our predecessors his deployment of colour links the subject of contemporary technology to its 1950s origins. This has led to the production of work that invites the viewer to engage in a secular celebration, whilst questioning past and present forms of ‘social networking’ within community and the common ground that may exist between them and their effect on society.



Biography

b. 1967, London, UK.
Lives and works in London with his wife and two children.

Education

2009 – M.A. Fine Art Wimbledon College of Art.
1990 – B.A. (Hons)  Graphics and Illustration. Middlesex Polytechnic.

Solo Exhibitions

2013 – Yesterday's Prophets. Eleven Gallery. London.
2004 – Urban Nature. Royal Overseas League, London
(show toured to Edinburgh 2005)
2003 – Arrival and Departure. Attendi Gallery, London.

Group Exhibitions

2015
- Modern Mythology. Space W10 The Contemporary, London
- Ten Year Anniversary Show.Eleven, London
- Strange Cities,.Onassis Cultural Centre. Athens

2014
- 100 Painters of Tomorrow. Christies and Beers Contemporary. London
- So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish. Lawrie Shabibi. Dubai
- East London Painting Prize (finalist). London

2013
- Jerwood Drawing Prize. London.
- Ici Londres. Galerie Silin. Paris France.
- Carousel. Aspex. Portsmouth.
- Creekside Open (Ceri Hand) APT Gallery. London.
- News From The Sun. Phoenix Art Centre. Exeter.

2012
- Unobtrusive Measures, Kunstpavilion, Munich
- Plus Art Projects Group Show, London
- The Future Can Wait,
London
- Anthology, Charlie Smith Gallery, London
- Programming Myth, (2 person show with Tim Phillips) Sumarria Lunn, Mayfair, London.
- On the Horizon, New Generation of British Painters, Marine Contemporary. Venice, USA.
- Other Criteria launch edition, Group show with Matthew Burrows & Colin Glen. London.
- Jealous launch edition, at London Art Fair.

2011
- The Future Can Wait, London.
- Fratenise - the Salon, Beaconsfield, London
- Exam, Transition Gallery, London
- Catlin Art Prize, The Tramshed, London
- Unobtrusive Measures, Schwartz Gallery. London

2010
- Transmission, Haunch of Venison. London
- Keep Me Posted, Curated by Julia Royse. London.
- Catlin Art Prize, Shoreditch. London

2009
- Future Map, Hoxton Square Projects, London.
- Black Dog Yellow House Trolley Gallery, London.
- Creekside Open (Jenni Lomax) APT Gallery, London.

2007
- Jerwood Drawing Prize. London.
- Creekside Open (Victoria Miro) APT Gallery, London.

2006
- Not the Royal Academy, Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London.

2004
- Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries. London.

2003
- New, Woolff Gallery, London.

2002
- Top Twenty, Osborne Studio Gallery. London.

2000
- Discerning Eye (Peter Blake), Mall Galleries. London.

1999
- Street, Royal Academy artists. Attendi Gallery. London.

Awards and Residencies


2009 – Jealous Art Prize Residency.
2000 – Nominated for Paul Hamlyn foundation awards for visual arts.

Dix’s work has been included in the following collections:
Fatima Maleki, Anita Zabludowicz for 176 Gallery, Alasdhair Willis @ Established and Sons Ltd, Royal Collection of Monaco, University of the Arts London and other private collections.

Publications


2010 – The Catlin Guide. New Artists in the UK by Justin Hammond; Published by Catlin Holdings Ltd.
2006 – Dictionary of Artists in Britain Since 1945’ by David Buckman; Published Art Dic.

 

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