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« In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it. »
– Ernst Fischer
Adam Bricusse was born in London on April 4th 1964 , and grew up between Britain, France and the USA. He was educated at St. Martins School of Art (Foundation) and The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Merton College, Oxford, gaining a BFA and an MA. He has been a practicing artist since then, having worked and exhibited globally. Bricusse currently works between studios in London and France.
« Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself. »
– Johann von Goethe
More recently, reflecting towards the Future, Spacemen (modern man), ascending transcendentally , descending lost in space… Rising and falling- the ebb and flow of time and space… some of recent works reflecting in 3D, or at least what you’d see if you took off your (red and cyan) glasses at a given moment- the jarring of outlines in red and cyan- something I was obsessed with as a boy, not to see the Stereoscopic image… but rather the break down of the old-fashioned 3D effect. This covers various subjects which suit the technique.
« Bull terriers fly at each other amidst crashing waves, a boxer’s right hook dissolves into an idealized dream of a woman, a close-up of a pilot’s face, a flash before his destruction, the impossible monochrome silhouette of a serpent’s rib-cage… Adam’s work is diverse but never miscellaneous. The familiar becomes eccentric, the taboo is made casual. The images are sometimes mythic but projected through vivid half-memories of films and fantasies, flashes of recollection from drunken nights and sober nightmares, dreams of glorious experience, raucous humor and archetypes of child like wonder and glee. All this is the world of the Carnival where order is subverted and desire runs free and then there is the intricate beauty of a butterfly’s wing, soundless and calm, a fragile snapshot of nature precarious and utterly lovely. »
– Rowan Sommerville
« There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. »
– Francis Bacon
Innocence and Experience, Sex and Violence, Lovers and Fighters, Life and Death, lurk magically in these multi-layered and opulent paintings… as well as, A place in the Universe a series of works addressing the natural world, once commissioned to do a vertical section of the Amazon, in a vintage Botanical style – seen from the bottom of a river up through the jungle and out through the forest canopy into the sky, showing all the different creatures in this ascent from bottom to top – imminent extinction to most species – always making variations on this idea … from sketches to more complex vertical compositions, one is currently in progress.
« There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty. »
– Joseph Addison
Extract from Harland Millers book INTERNATIONAL LONELY GUY
« At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman, and these hills, the softness of the sky, the outline of these trees at this very minute lose the illusory meaning with which we had clothed them, henceforth more remote than a lost paradise… that denseness and that strangeness of the world is absurd. »
– Albert Camus
Studio Appointments and viewings can be arranged from his contacts on this website…