The fine line between painting and sculpture is especially blurred in the work of Justin Adian, who produces abstract wall reliefs in vibrant palettes that oscillate between and borrow from the two artistic languages. Adian stretches painted canvas over ester foam, which is often mounted to a wooden support. The result is a puffy, geometric composition, often composed of multiple such forms. The works’ formal opacity is tempered by his use of industrial materials and unpretentious titles, which often reference his Texan upbringing.
Text courtesy Almine Rech.
Justin Adian is a New York–based artist who was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He has had solo exhibitions at Skarstedt Gallery, Almine Rech Gallery, and Half Gallery. His work can currently be seen in the Puff Pieces group show at Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York through August 12. Is it true that you work with boat paint?...
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