My paintings are the result of taking some common pictorial strategies and mixing them up with a number of principles ubiquitous to the way chaos is conceptualised across a range of academic traditions; mainly science, philosophy and history. These disciplines all illustrate how novelty, contradiction and coexistence, interconnection, continuity, repetition and difference, change, as well as the enduring presence and effect of unseen forces are all part of the everyday, and in fact play a big part in keeping it ticking along.Read More
I don't try to necessarily represent these principles faithfully but instead use them as a generative formula to idiosyncratically test the limits of painting itself, to see what else it might be capable of. My practice therefore is deeply tied to the craft and tradition of painting, but not in a sentimental sense that looks to the past, instead I look toward an unknown future and all of the uncertainty and surprise it may have in store.
Adrian Hobbs lives and works in Sydney, Australia. He completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney (2004) and a Master of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney (2015). Recent exhibitions include Told Tales, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York (2019), Color and Form, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami (2019), Cryptograms, Gallery 9, Sydney (2020), Rumori Dall'armaddio (Noises From The Closet), The Flat, Milan (2021).
Text courtesy Gallery 9.