adam craemer

Joined Artfinder: Dec. 2014

Artworks for sale: 48

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Australia

About adam craemer

 
 
  • Biography

    Born in Durban South Africa, Adam Craemer immigrated to Western Australia with his wife in 2011 and emerged as an artist shortly thereafter.  His main training and influences come from the graffiti art culture in Cape Town and the UK; living and travelling around Europe and Asia; as well as his parents who are both artists back in his native South Africa. Having a graffiti background has heavily influenced his use of aerosol cans in his work, and his use of them can be seen in almost every piece he creates. 

    As a child, Adam found immense pleasure in art as well as the ocean.  These recreational activities soon blossomed into passionate hobbies as he was surrounded by and exposed to artistic people and equipment through his parents’ art practice.  If he wasn’t playing with oil paints in his mother’s studio, he would be using his father’s art tools to test them out.

    His portrait artwork derived from a mixture of photographs/images/paintings that sourced online or via client pictures; then reworked onto either board or canvas. As a result, his mixed media portrait pieces can often be a combination of all or some of these techniques: Stencils, painting, spray-painting, screen printing, glue, paper shredding, ink, marker pens, and epoxy resin. Every time he works on a new piece, he tries to combine any discovered techniques along with an existing one he feels comfortable with, to push his style further and evolve more.

    His style is described as Urban-pop

    Adam is currently represented by:

    Addicted Art Gallery, Singapore

    Press:

    2016: Art Edit Magazine - Issue 10 - Eight Artists to watch - Feature

    2016 - British GQ Magazine Feb Issue - Room for Improvement feature

    2015 - Art Edit Magazine – Issue 8 – Art Mood – Feature Artwork

    2015 - Art Edit Magazine – Issue 8 – The Gift List – Feature artwork

    2015 - Art Edit Magazine - Issue 6 - Artist Q&A

    2015 - BlueThumb Online - Artist Interview

    2015 - We Love Perth Website - Artist Interview


  • Links
  • Education

    2001 - 2001

    Damelin

    1998 - 2000

    Fish Hoek Senior High School

    1998 - 2000

    Fish Hoek Senior High School

  • Awards

    2015

    Raw Art Awards Visual Artist of the Year - Perth WA

    RAWards is a nationwide indie arts award competition held annually by RAW:natural born artists. Hosted over a month-long competition and judging process, The 3rd Annual Australia RAWards selects nine winners out of over 2,000 artists that participate across the country.

    http://rawartists.org/australia/rawards3

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    2015

    Raw Art Awards Visual Artist of the Year - National Finalist

    RAWards is a nationwide indie arts award competition held annually by RAW:natural born artists. Hosted over a month-long competition and judging process, The 3rd Annual Australia RAWards selects nine winners out of over 2,000 artists that participate across the country. http://rawartists.org/australia/rawards3

    2015

    Mandjar Art awards - Finalist

    This is the eleventh year of the Mandjar Art Award and all the award winners become part of the Mandurah Performing Arts Inc, Art Collection.


    $15,000 Alcoa Australia’s Aluminium Corporate Award (Acquisitive).
    $5,000 Halls Head Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank Regional Award (Acquisitive).
    $1,000 Hunsa Smallgoods Highly Commended Corporate Award.
    $1,000 Terrace Art Framers Highly Commended Regional Award.
    $1,000 Halls Head Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank People’s Choice Award.

    http://www.manpac.com.au/exhibition/2015-mandjar-art-award/
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Sensorial Perspectives

    Dates: Dec. 3, 2016 - Dec. 24, 2016

    Venue: Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York (USA)

    Group Exhibition of my work alongside several other emerging and established artists

    Event: Emerging artist award

    Dates: Oct. 21, 2016 - Oct. 29, 2016

    Venue: City of South Perth Community Hall, South Perth

    The City of South Perth's Emerging Artist Award provides upcoming artists and arts students with the opportunity to exhibit their work to the wider community, as well as a chance to share in a huge range of sponsored cash prizes.


    Event: Windows of the city

    Dates: Aug. 12, 2016 - Sept. 9, 2016

    Venue: Koko Black, Perth


    NOW in its fifth year, Windows of the City 2016 is going to be bigger and better than ever.

    Fusing fashion, food and art, Perth city fashion and lifestyle retailers, bars, restaurants and galleries will be collaborating with leading WA creatives to make the City of Perth a cultural network of unique shopfront artworks.

    View the WINDOWS OF THE CITY GALLERY to see this year’s entries and vote for your favourite window for your chance to WIN one of four $3,500 City of Perth shopping sprees.

    The artist and retailer whose window receives the most votes will each receive a prize of $2,500 and $3500 respectively.

    Event: 2016 Cliftons art prize

    Dates: July 31, 2016 - Sept. 10, 2016

    Venue: Cliftons, online platform

    Cliftons Art Prize is an annual competition that helps raise the profiles of local emerging artists and encourages corporate patronage of the arts. Cliftons Art Prize offers international exposure for local artists across Asia Pacific. It is open to emerging and established artists in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.

    Event: Celeste Art Prize

    Dates: July 15, 2016 - Aug. 25, 2016

    Venue: Celeste, Online Platform

    Celeste Prize 2016, 8th edition, 23,000 € prizes, curated by Ellen Blumenstein, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. The jury: Juliana Bardolim, Marc Bembekoff, Sandro Droschl, Chris Fitzpatrick, Martin Germann, Felix Hoffmann, Chiara Ianeselli, Marianna Liosi, Zane Onckule, Barbara Piwowarska, Alya Sebti, Moritz Wesseler. Awards and final exhibition 7-9 October, The Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London.

    Event: City of Melville art awards

    Dates: May 21, 2016 - May 29, 2016

    Venue: City of Melville civic centre, Perth

    The City of Melville 2016 Art Awards exhibition ran from Saturday, 21 May to Sunday, 29 May 2016.


    Showcasing 280 artworks, the City of Melville Art Awards aims to acknowledge and encourage students, emerging and established visual artists in the community by providing an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work to the public.

    This year’s exhibition marked the 40th anniversary of the City of Melville Art Awards with a $14,000 prize pool.

    Event: Mandurah Stretch Art Trail

    Dates: April 23, 2016 - May 22, 2016

    Venue: Terrace Art Framers, Mandurah

    Local artists exhibition set in venues across Mandurah

    Event: Mandjar Art Awards

    Dates: March 14, 2016 - April 5, 2016

    Venue: Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Mandurah - WA

    Mandjar Art Award and all the award winners become part of the Mandurah Performing Arts Inc, Art Collection.

    Event: Stirling Art Awards

    Dates: Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 15, 2015

    Venue: Karrinyup Community Centre, Davenport Street, Karrinyup, WA

    Stirling Art Awards and Exhibition

    Event: Bayswater Art Awards

    Dates: Oct. 5, 2015 - Oct. 18, 2015

    Venue: The Rise, Bayswater, WA

    Bayswater Art Awards and Exhibition

    Event: Salon des Refusés (Black Swan Art prize)

    Dates: Sept. 14, 2015 - Sept. 2, 2015

    Venue: Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth

    An alternative selection of artworks will be shown prior to the main exhibition at Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth from Monday 14th September - Friday 2nd October (week days only).

    http://brookfieldplaceperth.com/whats-on/black-swan-prize-salon-des-refuse

    Event: Ellenbrook Art Awards

    Dates: May 23, 2015 - June 7, 2015

    Venue: The Gallery, 34 Main Street, Ellenbrook

    http://www.ellenbrookarts.com.au/Events/ellenbrook-art-award

    Event: Mandurah Stretch Art Trail

    Dates: April 26, 2015 - May 17, 2015

    Venue: Jacksons Drawing Supplies, Mandurah

    Launching on Sunday, April 26, the exhibition will run for three weeks through to Sunday, May 17, incorporating the Stretch Arts Festival weekend of 2 and 3 May.

    http://www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/arttrail.htm

    Event: Portraits of Life

    Dates: March 26, 2015 - March 26, 2015

    Venue: Perth City Farm, Perth, Western Australia

    Portraits of life art exhibition to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation.

    Event: Mandjar Art Awards

    Dates: March 14, 2015 - April 5, 2015

    Venue: Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Mandurah - WA

    This is the eleventh year of the Mandjar Art Award and all the award winners become part of the Mandurah Performing Arts Inc, Art Collection.


    $15,000 Alcoa Australia’s Aluminium Corporate Award (Acquisitive).
    $5,000 Halls Head Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank Regional Award (Acquisitive).
    $1,000 Hunsa Smallgoods Highly Commended Corporate Award.
    $1,000 Terrace Art Framers Highly Commended Regional Award.
    $1,000 Halls Head Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank People’s Choice Award.

    http://www.manpac.com.au/exhibition/2015-mandjar-art-award/

    Event: Artcrasher January Exhibition

    Dates: Jan. 1, 2015 - Feb. 1, 2015

    Venue: Art Crasher Online, N/A

    Art Crasher is an online Exhibition all about the artist. Art Crasher promotes and exposes new and upcoming artists on artcrasher.com. Each month Art Crasher has an online art show which features five galleries on the site. The five galleries are "Photography", "Visual/Painting", "Off the Canvas (installation art)", "Video" and "Street Art

    Event: Restaurant Exhibition

    Dates: Oct. 3, 2014 - Nov. 28, 2014

    Venue: The Olive Tree Restaurant, Perth, WA

    Restaurant Exhibition

    Event: Raw Artist Exhibition - Communique - Group Exhibition

    Dates: July 10, 2014 - July 10, 2014

    Venue: The Bakery, Perth, WA

    RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists.
    We're an international community made up of creative individuals across the globe.
    Our mission is to provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity.
    We welcome all genres of art including independent film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstylists, makeup artists and more.
    We encourage the creative success of the many visionaries and storytellers of our generation.

Links


Education

2001 - 2001

Damelin

1998 - 2000

Fish Hoek Senior High School

1998 - 2000

Fish Hoek Senior High School


Awards

2015

Raw Art Awards Visual Artist of the Year - Perth WA

RAWards is a nationwide indie arts award competition held annually by RAW:natural born artists. Hosted over a month-long competition and judging process, The 3rd Annual Australia RAWards selects nine winners out of over 2,000 artists that participate across the country.

http://rawartists.org/australia/rawards3

Show more awardsHide

2015

Raw Art Awards Visual Artist of the Year - National Finalist

RAWards is a nationwide indie arts award competition held annually by RAW:natural born artists. Hosted over a month-long competition and judging process, The 3rd Annual Australia RAWards selects nine winners out of over 2,000 artists that participate across the country. http://rawartists.org/australia/rawards3

2015

Mandjar Art awards - Finalist

This is the eleventh year of the Mandjar Art Award and all the award winners become part of the Mandurah Performing Arts Inc, Art Collection.


$15,000 Alcoa Australia’s Aluminium Corporate Award (Acquisitive).
$5,000 Halls Head Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank Regional Award (Acquisitive).
$1,000 Hunsa Smallgoods Highly Commended Corporate Award.
$1,000 Terrace Art Framers Highly Commended Regional Award.
$1,000 Halls Head Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank People’s Choice Award.

http://www.manpac.com.au/exhibition/2015-mandjar-art-award/

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Sensorial Perspectives

Dates: Dec. 3, 2016 - Dec. 24, 2016

Venue: Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York (USA)

Group Exhibition of my work alongside several other emerging and established artists

Event: Emerging artist award

Dates: Oct. 21, 2016 - Oct. 29, 2016

Venue: City of South Perth Community Hall, South Perth

The City of South Perth's Emerging Artist Award provides upcoming artists and arts students with the opportunity to exhibit their work to the wider community, as well as a chance to share in a huge range of sponsored cash prizes.


Event: Windows of the city

Dates: Aug. 12, 2016 - Sept. 9, 2016

Venue: Koko Black, Perth


NOW in its fifth year, Windows of the City 2016 is going to be bigger and better than ever.

Fusing fashion, food and art, Perth city fashion and lifestyle retailers, bars, restaurants and galleries will be collaborating with leading WA creatives to make the City of Perth a cultural network of unique shopfront artworks.

View the WINDOWS OF THE CITY GALLERY to see this year’s entries and vote for your favourite window for your chance to WIN one of four $3,500 City of Perth shopping sprees.

The artist and retailer whose window receives the most votes will each receive a prize of $2,500 and $3500 respectively.

Event: 2016 Cliftons art prize

Dates: July 31, 2016 - Sept. 10, 2016

Venue: Cliftons, online platform

Cliftons Art Prize is an annual competition that helps raise the profiles of local emerging artists and encourages corporate patronage of the arts. Cliftons Art Prize offers international exposure for local artists across Asia Pacific. It is open to emerging and established artists in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Event: Celeste Art Prize

Dates: July 15, 2016 - Aug. 25, 2016

Venue: Celeste, Online Platform

Celeste Prize 2016, 8th edition, 23,000 € prizes, curated by Ellen Blumenstein, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. The jury: Juliana Bardolim, Marc Bembekoff, Sandro Droschl, Chris Fitzpatrick, Martin Germann, Felix Hoffmann, Chiara Ianeselli, Marianna Liosi, Zane Onckule, Barbara Piwowarska, Alya Sebti, Moritz Wesseler. Awards and final exhibition 7-9 October, The Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London.

Event: City of Melville art awards

Dates: May 21, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Venue: City of Melville civic centre, Perth

The City of Melville 2016 Art Awards exhibition ran from Saturday, 21 May to Sunday, 29 May 2016.


Showcasing 280 artworks, the City of Melville Art Awards aims to acknowledge and encourage students, emerging and established visual artists in the community by providing an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work to the public.

This year’s exhibition marked the 40th anniversary of the City of Melville Art Awards with a $14,000 prize pool.

Event: Mandurah Stretch Art Trail

Dates: April 23, 2016 - May 22, 2016

Venue: Terrace Art Framers, Mandurah

Local artists exhibition set in venues across Mandurah

Event: Mandjar Art Awards

Dates: March 14, 2016 - April 5, 2016

Venue: Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Mandurah - WA

Mandjar Art Award and all the award winners become part of the Mandurah Performing Arts Inc, Art Collection.

Event: Stirling Art Awards

Dates: Oct. 10, 2015 - Oct. 15, 2015

Venue: Karrinyup Community Centre, Davenport Street, Karrinyup, WA

Stirling Art Awards and Exhibition

Event: Bayswater Art Awards

Dates: Oct. 5, 2015 - Oct. 18, 2015

Venue: The Rise, Bayswater, WA

Bayswater Art Awards and Exhibition

Event: Salon des Refusés (Black Swan Art prize)

Dates: Sept. 14, 2015 - Sept. 2, 2015

Venue: Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth

An alternative selection of artworks will be shown prior to the main exhibition at Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth from Monday 14th September - Friday 2nd October (week days only).

http://brookfieldplaceperth.com/whats-on/black-swan-prize-salon-des-refuse

Event: Ellenbrook Art Awards

Dates: May 23, 2015 - June 7, 2015

Venue: The Gallery, 34 Main Street, Ellenbrook

http://www.ellenbrookarts.com.au/Events/ellenbrook-art-award

Event: Mandurah Stretch Art Trail

Dates: April 26, 2015 - May 17, 2015

Venue: Jacksons Drawing Supplies, Mandurah

Launching on Sunday, April 26, the exhibition will run for three weeks through to Sunday, May 17, incorporating the Stretch Arts Festival weekend of 2 and 3 May.

http://www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/arttrail.htm

Event: Portraits of Life

Dates: March 26, 2015 - March 26, 2015

Venue: Perth City Farm, Perth, Western Australia

Portraits of life art exhibition to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation.

Event: Mandjar Art Awards

Dates: March 14, 2015 - April 5, 2015

Venue: Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Mandurah - WA

This is the eleventh year of the Mandjar Art Award and all the award winners become part of the Mandurah Performing Arts Inc, Art Collection.


$15,000 Alcoa Australia’s Aluminium Corporate Award (Acquisitive).
$5,000 Halls Head Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank Regional Award (Acquisitive).
$1,000 Hunsa Smallgoods Highly Commended Corporate Award.
$1,000 Terrace Art Framers Highly Commended Regional Award.
$1,000 Halls Head Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank People’s Choice Award.

http://www.manpac.com.au/exhibition/2015-mandjar-art-award/

Event: Artcrasher January Exhibition

Dates: Jan. 1, 2015 - Feb. 1, 2015

Venue: Art Crasher Online, N/A

Art Crasher is an online Exhibition all about the artist. Art Crasher promotes and exposes new and upcoming artists on artcrasher.com. Each month Art Crasher has an online art show which features five galleries on the site. The five galleries are "Photography", "Visual/Painting", "Off the Canvas (installation art)", "Video" and "Street Art

Event: Restaurant Exhibition

Dates: Oct. 3, 2014 - Nov. 28, 2014

Venue: The Olive Tree Restaurant, Perth, WA

Restaurant Exhibition

Event: Raw Artist Exhibition - Communique - Group Exhibition

Dates: July 10, 2014 - July 10, 2014

Venue: The Bakery, Perth, WA

RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists.
We're an international community made up of creative individuals across the globe.
Our mission is to provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity.
We welcome all genres of art including independent film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstylists, makeup artists and more.
We encourage the creative success of the many visionaries and storytellers of our generation.


 

Biography

Born in Durban South Africa, Adam Craemer immigrated to Western Australia with his wife in 2011 and emerged as an artist shortly thereafter.  His main training and influences come from the graffiti art culture in Cape Town and the UK; living and travelling around Europe and Asia; as well as his parents who are both artists back in his native South Africa. Having a graffiti background has heavily influenced his use of aerosol cans in his work, and his use of them can be seen in almost every piece he creates. 

As a child, Adam found immense pleasure in art as well as the ocean.  These recreational activities soon blossomed into passionate hobbies as he was surrounded by and exposed to artistic people and equipment through his parents’ art practice.  If he wasn’t playing with oil paints in his mother’s studio, he would be using his father’s art tools to test them out.

His portrait artwork derived from a mixture of photographs/images/paintings that sourced online or via client pictures; then reworked onto either board or canvas. As a result, his mixed media portrait pieces can often be a combination of all or some of these techniques: Stencils, painting, spray-painting, screen printing, glue, paper shredding, ink, marker pens, and epoxy resin. Every time he works on a new piece, he tries to combine any discovered techniques along with an existing one he feels comfortable with, to push his style further and evolve more.

His style is described as Urban-pop

Adam is currently represented by:

Addicted Art Gallery, Singapore

Press:

2016: Art Edit Magazine - Issue 10 - Eight Artists to watch - Feature

2016 - British GQ Magazine Feb Issue - Room for Improvement feature

2015 - Art Edit Magazine – Issue 8 – Art Mood – Feature Artwork

2015 - Art Edit Magazine – Issue 8 – The Gift List – Feature artwork

2015 - Art Edit Magazine - Issue 6 - Artist Q&A

2015 - BlueThumb Online - Artist Interview

2015 - We Love Perth Website - Artist Interview


 
 
 
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