“Miró Moluccan “

HKD $7,500.00

“Miró Moluccan “

HKD $7,500.00

Dimension

405 x 305 mm

Medium

Ink, Gouache and watercolour on paper

Year

2019

Brand

Adam Latham

Adam Latham

I studied painting at the Royal college of Art in London but in recent years have become more drawn toward illustration.  For a long time I have had an interest in the intersection of what would be considered graphic and fine art.  Conceptually I try to play on ideas of taste and grandiosity to explore this meeting point. My current body of work is produced with Indian ink fine-liners and watercolour. The drawings have a high level of detail achieved with a combination of observational drawing and a more intuitive technique found in cartooning. I try to create images that have an element of mystery whilst hopefully retaining their sense of humour. My technique has shifted between different styles with references from WW2 information posters to 19th century engraving but I would hope that many of my main interests and themes carry on throughout it all. Much of the imagery plays with themes of exoticism, quite often mashed together from various cultural sources. Many of my latest works take influence from natural history illustration and auction house photography but I also have a fondness for mid 20th century kitsch and colonial anthropology. I am interested in what happens when different kinds of exotic tropes are brought together in a way that seems slightly inappropriate. 我曾在倫敦皇家藝術學院修讀繪畫,近年開始專注於插畫創作。很長一段時間,我在斟酌美術與設計的交集部分。概念上,我嘗試以品味與浮誇去探索這個臨界點。 我最近的創作主體是以細緻的印度水墨線條及水彩創作。這些畫作表現了在卡通繪畫裡常有的觀察與直觀的創作技巧,呈現一種高水準及細緻的創作。我亦嘗試創作一些擁有神秘元素的圖像時,保留他們一點的幽默感。我的創作技巧會經常以不同的風格出現,由WW2資訊海報類到19世紀雕版,但我希望我主要的創作及主題會貫徹我的風格。 很多圖像的主題都圍繞異國風情,也很常出現不同的文化衝擊。很多我的近期作品受自然歷史插圖及拍賣行照片所影響,當然我也喜愛20世紀的庸俗藝術及殖民人類學的內容。我對不同的異國創作理念也很感興趣,尤其是它們相互之間放在一起顯出來那些點點的違和感。