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Alex Ball, Matt Brown, Adam Dix, Julie Cockburn,
Adam James, Edd Pearman, Boo Saville, Ceal Warnants

Curated by: Edd Pearman

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28 May – 19 June 2011

 

 

Adam Dix

 

Adam Dix, Transmit, 2011, ink and oil on panel

 

Having completed an MA in painting at Wimbledon College of Art (2009) Dix received recognition as part of the Future Map and the Catlin Art Prize. Having exhibited widely across the UK over the past 15 years, he was selected by Jenni Lomax of Camden Art Centre for Creekside Open (2009) and was also selected for the Jerwood Drawing prize and by Victoria Miro for the Creekside Open in 2007. Dix has previously been nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Arts (2000) and selected by Peter Blake for the Discerning Eye exhibition.


Dix's paintings, explore the inherent paradox between man's desire to conquest technology, with the danger of its unknown potential to exist beyond our own dimensions and control. This is conveyed at first glance through neatly presented ink and oil compositions - human formations such as crowds and athletic displays - yet set against something slightly more sinister - teeming satellite dishes hang off a bungalow in front of a gathering crowd, whilst spaceships hover over a playing field.


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