Paintings > All at Once

My artwork activates the perceptual connection between artist, object (or environment), and viewer. In this new body of work I am continuing my exploration of the art object (or installation) as a catalyst for contemplation and meditation for viewer as well as the artist.

The process of making paintings combines thoughtful planning combined with intuitive, reactionary mark-making within the structure of the environment or painting support, requiring me to be fully “present” and focused when creating the work. The work is designed to pull the viewer into the present moment through use of subtle color variations and pigments or surfaces that change as the viewer moves around the work, and information is presented in a new context. The physicality of the material, no matter how slight, is an important aspect of the work. Irregular forms and patterns found in the natural world inspire the brushstrokes. Drips emanating from the marks ground them in space and alter their visual weight and presence. These marks are juxtaposed with the structure of clean white panels or architectural spaces, causing the elements to resonate from this interaction.

John M. Adams, All at Once, Number 50
Acrylic and Stainless Steel Pigment on panel
16 by 16 by 1.5 inches
2016
John M. Adams, All at Once, Number 51
Acrylic and Stainless Steel Pigment on panel
16 by 16 by 1.5 inches
2016
John M. Adams, All at Once, Number 52
Acrylic and Stainless Steel Pigment on panel
16 by 16 by 1.5 inches
2016
john M. Adams, All at Once, Number 53
Acrylic and Stainless Steel Pigment on panel
12 by 12 by 1.5 inches
2016
All at Once, Number 1
acrylic and Stainless Steel Pigment on panel
12 x 12 x 1.5 inches
2015
All at Once, Number 2
acrylic and Stainless Steel Pigment on panel
16 x 16 x 1.5 inches
2015
All at Once, Number 3
Acrylic and Stainless Steel Pigment on panel
12 x 12 x 1.5 inches
2015
All at Once, Number 3 (detail)
Acrylic and Stainless Steel Pigment on panel
12 x 12 x 1.5 inches
2015
All at Once, Number 10
Acrylic and Stainless Steel Pigment on panel
16 x16 inches
2016
All at Once, Number 11
acrylic and Stainless Steel Pigment on panel
12 x 12 x 1.5 inches
2016
All at Once, Number 30
Acrylic and Stainless Steel Pigment on panel
16 x 16 x 1.5 inches
2016
John M. Adams, All at Once, Number 20
Acrylic and Stainless Steel Pigment on panel
6 by 6 by 1.5 inches
2015
All at Once, Number 21
Acrylic and Stainless Steel Pigment on panel
6 by 6 by 1.5 inches
2015
John M. Adams, All at Once, Number 54
Acrylic and Stainless Steel Pigment on panel
12 by 12 by 1.5 inches
2016
All at Once, Number 31
acrylic and Stainless Steel Pigment on panel
24 x 24 x1.5 inches
2016
All at Once, Number 41
Acrylic and Stainless Steel Pigment on Paper
20 x 16 inches
2016
All at Once, Number 42
acrylic and Stainless Steel Pigment on Paper
20 x 16 inches
2016