Beautiful Evidence is a celebration of the new body of work by British artist Adam Ball. These works were created over the last two years and include paintings, drawings and a new screen print released to coincide with the exhibition.
The colourful painting Ever Now continues with the same vibrant palette used in the artist’s recent painting and fashion collaboration Respair with Eve & Max. This euphoric painting, a celebration of the restorative powers of life, forms the basis of a 9-layer colour screen print, in an edition of 25, created at one of London’s master print studios.
As a departure from this work, many of the monochromatic paintings, made using raw pigment and cut fabric, are abstracted vigorous free-flowing forms taken from closely observed source material. This melting pot of natural visual stimuli, encompassing many elements of life, are reduced and simplified into energetic rhythms, reflecting a period a regrowth and renewal.
The charcoal drawings, made during lockdown in London, are more intimate in nature. The delicate, ephemeral surfaces of these drawings are built up in layers, embracing a new fluidity of mark-making. One of these drawings is currently being exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, while another was exhibited earlier in the year at the Royal West of England Academy. Adam’s next exhibition will open in December with Encounter in London.
Adam has exhibited in galleries and institutions worldwide including Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Goss Michael Foundation, Dallas and Bait Al Zubair Museum, Oman. The artist came to prominence in 2002 after installing a 32-ft high painting in central London and in 2019 his first permanent, public installation was opened in the UK. His work is in important public and private collections including Bait Al Zubair Museum, Kasmin Collection, Hinduja Collection, Khalili Foundation, Pharos Arts Foundation, British Land.