Adam Chuck is a Cleveland native, now living and making work in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from The Cleveland Institute of Art in spring of 2012 with a BFA in drawing and 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. His work has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions in the USA, Mexico and is held 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 by Maria Neil Art Project in Cleveland and internationally by Less Is More Projects in Paris, France.
This is a sample of his work
All images © Adam Chuck