Artist Statement 

Adam Dix’s 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 invite 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.

 

Resume

b. 1967, London, UK.

Lives and works in London with his wife and two children.

 

Education 

2009 – M.A. Fine Art Wimbledon College of Art.

1990 – B.A. (Hons)  Graphics and Illustration. Middlesex Polytechnic.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 – All Are Welcome. Eleven. London.

2013 – Yesterday’s Prophets. Eleven. London.

2004 – Urban Nature. Royal Overseas League, London - show toured to Edinburgh 2005.  

2003 – Arrival and Departure. Attendi Gallery, London.

 

Group Exhibitions

2016- Telling Tales. Colleyer Bristow. London.

2015 – Sotheby’s. BFAMI Contemporary Art Auction.

The Mdina Biennale. Malta.

Modern Mythology. Space W10 The Contemporary London.

Ten Year Anniversary Show. Eleven. London.

Strange Cities. Onassis Cultural Centre. Athens and New York.

Small Paintings. Space W10 in association with The Contemporary London gallery. London.

London Art Fair Project Space in association with The Contemporary London gallery. London.

Slete Gallery. LA Califonia.

2014 – 100 Painters of Tomorrow. Christies and Beers Contemporary. London.

So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish. Lawrie Shabibi. Dubai.

East London Painting Prize (finalist). London.

2013 – Jerwood Drawing Prize. London.

2013 – ICi Londres. Galerie Silin. Paris France.

2013 – Carousel. Aspex. Portsmouth.

2013 – Creekside Open (Ceri Hand) APT Gallery. London.

2013 – News From The Sun. Phoenix Art Centre. Exeter.

2013 – Salon No. 10 Marine Contemporary. LA California.

2012 - Unobtrusive Measures. Kunstpavillion. Munich.

2012 - Confined. Nest. The Hague. Holland.

2012 - Plus Art Projects Group Show. London.

2012 - The Saatchi Gallery, Channel 4's New Sensations and The Future Can.

London.

2012 - Anthology. Charlie Smith. London.

2012 - Programming Myth.(2 person show with Tim Phillips). Sumarria Lunn. 

London.

 

2012 - On The Horizon. New Generation of British Painters. Marine

Contemporary. LA California. 

2012 - Other Criteria launch edition. Group show with Matthew Burrows & Colin

Glen. London.

2011 - The Saatchi Gallery, Channel 4's New Sensations and The Future Can

London.  

2011 - Urban Dreams, Room Gallery. London

2011 - Exam, Transition Gallery. London

2011 – Fraternise- The Salon, Beaconsfield Gallery. London

2011 – Unobtrusive Measures, Schwartz Gallery. London 

2010 – Transmission. Haunch of Venison. London

2010 – Keep Me Posted. Curated by Julia Royse. London. 

2010 – Catlin Art Prize. Shoreditch. London.

2009 - Future Map. Hoxton Square Projects. London.

2009 – Black Dog Yellow House. Trolley Gallery. London.

2009 – Creekside Open (Jenni Lomax) APT Gallery, London.

2007 – Jerwood Drawing Prize. London.

2007 – Creekside Open (Victoria Miro) APT Gallery, London.

2006 – Not the Royal Academy. Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London.

2004 – Discerning Eye. Mall Galleries. London.

2003 – New. Woolff Gallery, London.

2002 – Top Twenty. Osborne Studio Gallery. London.

2000 – Discerning Eye (Peter Blake). Mall Galleries. London.

1999 – Street. Royal Academy artists. Attendi Gallery. London. 

 

Awards, Residencies and Collections

2016 – Griffin/ Winsor and Newton studio residency.

2013 – Florence Trust.

2009 – Jealous Art Prize Residency.

2000 – Nominated for Paul Hamlyn foundation awards for visual arts.

 

Dix’s work has been included in the following collections: Fatima Maleki, 

Anita Zabludowicz for 176 Gallery, Alasdhair Willis,

Royal collection of Monaco, University of Arts London and other private collections.

 

 

Publications 

2014 – 100 Painters of Tomorrow. Thames and Hudson.

2014 – Cercle Magazine. Science Fiction edition.

2013 – Elephant Magazine. Coming Out Fighting by Natasha Hoare and Marc Valli.

2011 – Inventory Magazine. Folklore and Technology by Leanne Cloudsdale.

Online article for Another magazine.

2010 – The Catlin Guide. New Artists in the UK by Justin Hammond; published   by Catlin Holdings Ltd.

2006 – Dictionary of Artists in Britain Since 1945’ by David Buckman; published Art Dic.