Guy Hepner | October 2018
For their fifth of six curated exhibitions Guy Hepner + The TAX Collection present 'Suddenly Familiar', a solo exhibition by Adam Lister. 'Suddenly Familiar' is a collection of the artist's newest works, reinterpreting iconic historical paintings with his signature geometric approach.
Lister breaks down these classic images to their most elemental forms by combining the deconstructed and minimal aesthetic of pixelated graphics with the transparency of watercolor paint and the flatness of acrylic paint. The artist explores the relationship of nostalgia and mathematics, taking on subjects that hold a collective familiarity and reducing them to flat cubist-like compositions.
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About The Artist
Adam Lister is a visual artist living and working in Beacon, New York. His work consists of geometric interpretations of iconic imagery and pop culture references. Lister has exhibited his artwork in galleries throughout the world, while also collaborating with numerous brands and other artists.
Lister’s process deals with taking a memory of an image, and highlighting its complexity and simplicity at the same time. These paintings are influenced by geometric thinking and a desire to capture the briefness of a mental picture. Lister’s curiosity surrounding visual perception and spatial arrangement plays with the way that he describes each image with a specific level of clarity.