about the artist
Adam Chuck is a Cleveland native, now living and making work in Brooklyn, New York. He works primarily in oil paint on mylar. His works are figurative and abstract, taking found photos, curated by amateur photographers and bloggers for the internet and re-presents the imagery to a more formal audience. By rendering them in paint at an intimate scale, Adam takes these explicit moments and presents them like specimens or a small photo like a Polaroid, examining the way many humans present themselves on the internet. The final product is an intimate twist of classic expressionism and contemporary self portraiture. The source images have already been well curated for the internet or perhaps lovers, but have all made it to the public realm of the world wide web. The works function together similar to a newsfeed on a social media site, and on their own are vignettes of different human experiences and stories woven together.
Chuck graduated from The Cleveland Institute of Art in spring of 2012 with a BFA in drawing. He has since exhibited work solo at the Institute and through Maria Neil Art Project in Cleveland's Waterloo neighborhood. He has been in several group exhibitions in Cleveland and abroad including Bazaarbeque at Forum Artspace in Cleveland, The Cozy Up Collective group show in Waterloo, Hold the Wall at the Galleries at Cleveland State University, Luke Austin's Double Vision at The High Line Loft in Manhattan, Patriartsy with Con Artist Collective in the Lower East Side, New York, and Please Disturb with Less Is More Projects, Paris, France.
Adam has shown internationally at Less Is More Projects, a contemporary gallery space in the heart of Paris, France. His work was exhibited in the grand opening of Pequeños Bribones, a contemporary art gallery in la Colonia San Rafael region of Mexico City. His work is in private collections in cities around the world including Cleveland, Savannah, Nashville, Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, London, Paris, Madrid, Cape Town, and Nairobi.
Adam is currently represented in Cleveland by Maria Neil Art Project. He is represented internationally by Less Is More Projects in Paris, France.