Paul Adair's work challenges our understanding of truth and artifice. In an ongoing exploration of the relationship between sculpture and the photographic image he re-creates and re-presents objects, alluding to perfection in order to reveal its artifice. Drawing attention to the hyper-real nature of contemporary life, Adair doesn’t present fictions to contrast the facts of our existence, but rather reveals illusion to be at the heart of our constructed, everyday realities.Read More
Adair has enjoyed success from early on in his career. He was included in significant exhibitions that recognized notable emerging artists, such as Fresh Cut, IMA (2003) and Hatched, PICA (2006). He has had several institutional solo shows, including A Perfect Crime, Starter Space, QAG (2003), and Decoy, exhibited at QCP and Logan City Art Gallery (both 2006). In 2009, Three-Hole Mountain Inn featured in the group show Temperature 2, Museum of Brisbane. Marking his expansion into the international art scene, Adair has exhibited at Photo LA in association with QCP (2007 and 2009) and was awarded an Australia Council Studio Residency in Los Angeles (2007). He was a finalist in The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize (2013), and won the Artworkers Alliance Award, RAWspace (2006) and the Hobday and Hington Bursary, QAG (2005).