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 a community and the common ground that may exist between them and their effect on society.
Adam Dix lives and works in London and completed his MA in Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art in 2009.
Solo exhibitions include Yesterday’s Prophets. Eleven. London (2013) and Urban Nature, Royal Overseas League, London (2004, toured to Edinburgh in 2005). Recent group exhibitions (all 2015) include The Mdina Biennale, Malta; Modern Mythology, Space W10 The Contemporary, London; Strange Cities, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens and New York.
Dix’ work can be found is in the collections of Fatima Maleki, Anita Zabludowicz for 176 Gallery, Alasdhair Willis, Royal Collection of Monaco, University of Arts London and other private collections. Contemporary Art Society Members visited Adam’s studio in November 2011.