Today we’d like to introduce you to Adam Fowler.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
My entire life I’ve had a compulsion to make work to get out my frustrations and to relax but at some point, I realized it was a desire to have a conversation with people. Growing up I loved seeing the work of the Abstract Expressionist painters like Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline and Mark Rothko. I loved the raw gestures in their work and understood something in what they were doing in a way that it seemed others didn’t or couldn’t.
Please tell us about your art.
My drawings are a result of a few very specific processes. I start each piece by choosing what colors I want to work with, I then print each color on its own sheet of paper. Once I choose my pallet I make a graphite drawing on the individual sheets. Then I cut out the drawings, tracing the line with an exacto knife to remove the spaces between every line revealing a very delicate lacelike sheet. After all the individual drawings are cut out I determine how the layers are ordered to make the finished drawing.
I want to viewer to come to my work and bring themselves into the process. My goal isn’t to have the viewer know what I’m saying but rather I want them to have the opportunity to think about my processes and my decisions as a way to think about their own life. It can be challenging to take in abstraction but it shouldn’t be, the work is a conversation between me and the viewer and every time one approaches the work the experience should be different.
We often hear from artists that being an artist can be lonely. Any advice for those looking to connect with other artists?
Being an artist is lonely, we live in our own heads constantly. My advice is to welcome the feeling and delve deeper into yourself and trust that your work resonates with others.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I update my website with new works regularly and post processes photos on Instagram.
- Website: adamfowler.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: adamfowlerstudio