Here for his first RUN with us is Adam Caldwell. Adam has shown in galleries throughout the world and we’re excited to bring his first piece entitled “As He Rose & Fell” to our collectors here on 1xRUN. Read on to see embellishment photos, see the story behind the piece and Adam’s past and present influences.
1xRUN Thru Interview
As He Rose & Fell by Adam Caldwell
1xRun: Tell us a bit about As He Rose & Fell.
Adam Caldwell: The piece is a combination of photos of a performance art piece and a 1960’s civil rights protest. It had drawn a negative reaction from members of the LAPD during the art exhibition as they were kicking out the late patrons.
1xRun: When was the piece drawn/created?
Adam Caldwell: It was painted in 2010.
1xRun: Anything immediate you would like us to highlight?
Adam Caldwell: I was painting a series of images involving images of protest from current and 1960’s photographs. It is based on a fragment of the T.S. Eliot poem “The Wasteland”
A current under sea
Picked his bones in whispers. As he rose and fell
He passes the stages of his age and youth
Entering the whirlpool.
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Adam Caldwell: Slowly.
1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Adam Caldwell: I took the canvas on vacation with me and painted most of it sitting on the porch at my mother’s house in Rhode Island. It took about a week.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Adam Caldwell: I like its simplicity and centered composition.
1xRun: Why should people buy this piece/print?
Adam Caldwell: I am not giving up on becoming a decent artist. One day the stuff I am making now will be valuable. Plus it’s a good piece.
1xRun: Describe this piece in one gut reaction word.
Adam Caldwell: Troubling.
1xRun: When did you first start making art?
Adam Caldwell: Since I could hold a pencil.
1xRun: What was your first piece?
Adam Caldwell: first recognizable drawing was of Captain Hook at age three or four.
1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?
1xRun: What artists inspire you now?
1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?
Adam Caldwell: I listen to a massive variety of music and podcasts and spoken word.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?
Adam Caldwell: I would collaborate with Christo and have him use my huge painted canvases to wrap up something.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?
Adam Caldwell: I would collaborate with Vermeer to see how the hell he could paint like that.
1xRun: What else do you have in the works currently?
Adam Caldwell: I have a show at Rook and Raven Gallery in London in April. I will also be showing with Brett Amory at Thinkspace in August, as well as, my own solo show at The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco in November.
1xRun: Where can people find you across the internette?
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