"OPACITÉ"

JUSTIN ADIAN
OCTOBER 16TH - NOVEMBER 16TH 2019

 

THE FINE LINE BETWEEN PAINTING AND SCULPTURE IS ESPECIALLY BLURRED IN THE WORK OF JUSTIN ADIAN, WHO PRODUCES ABSTRACT WALL RELIEFS IN VIBRANT PALETTES THAT OSCILLATE BETWEEN AND BORROW FROM THE TWO ARTISTIC LANGUAGES. ADIAN STRETCHES PAINTED CANVAS OVER ESTER FOAM, WHICH IS OFTEN MOUNTED TO A WOODEN SUPPORT. THE RESULT IS A PUFFY, GEOMETRIC COMPOSITION, OFTEN COMPOSED OF MULTIPLE SUCH FORMS. THE WORKS’ FORMAL OPACITY IS TEMPERED BY HIS USE OF INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS AND UNPRETENTIOUS TITLES.