Arthur Adamson

Joined Artfinder: Oct. 2017

Artworks for sale: 8

Norway

About Arthur Adamson

 
 
  • Biography
    I was born in Sierra Leone in 1964 and moved to Liverpool when I was 7 years old. I studied art at Stockport Greater Manchester university and worked as an illustrator and a graphic designer. In 2003 I emigrated to Norway and have exhibited in a number of galleries including Oslo.

    My paintings take a long time to complete due to the complex techniques and colour space I use. I begin with a theme but this is just a starting point. At first it is a battle. The battle is between what is in my imagination and what I can make the paint and paintbrush do on the canvas. Eventually I realise that in a battle no one wins and so I concede to cooperate. I allow the paint to be paint and the paintbrush to bend to its own will. Even the canvas has its own will. The moment I do this my creativity flows freely. 
    From this moment on the painting is no longer about a theme but about a journey. A journey of the self. The outer self, the subconscious self and the soul-self. At the end. the painting is more than mere image but has become a living organism of captured thoughts that represent who I am, right now, yesterday and tomorrow.

  • Education

    1985 - 1992

    Stockport Greater Manchester University

  • Awards

    2002

    Culture award from the British Culture Minister Tessa Jowel

    A project I designed called "art against drug crime".
    An initiative to create colourful neighborhoods in oder to deter drug users from using and abusing private spaces.
    The project lowered the crime rate by 30% so I received an award for my efforts
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Education

1985 - 1992

Stockport Greater Manchester University


Awards

2002

Culture award from the British Culture Minister Tessa Jowel

A project I designed called "art against drug crime".
An initiative to create colourful neighborhoods in oder to deter drug users from using and abusing private spaces.
The project lowered the crime rate by 30% so I received an award for my efforts

There are no upcoming events


 

Biography

I was born in Sierra Leone in 1964 and moved to Liverpool when I was 7 years old. I studied art at Stockport Greater Manchester university and worked as an illustrator and a graphic designer. In 2003 I emigrated to Norway and have exhibited in a number of galleries including Oslo.

My paintings take a long time to complete due to the complex techniques and colour space I use. I begin with a theme but this is just a starting point. At first it is a battle. The battle is between what is in my imagination and what I can make the paint and paintbrush do on the canvas. Eventually I realise that in a battle no one wins and so I concede to cooperate. I allow the paint to be paint and the paintbrush to bend to its own will. Even the canvas has its own will. The moment I do this my creativity flows freely. 
From this moment on the painting is no longer about a theme but about a journey. A journey of the self. The outer self, the subconscious self and the soul-self. At the end. the painting is more than mere image but has become a living organism of captured thoughts that represent who I am, right now, yesterday and tomorrow.

 
 
 
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