Adam Caldwell

Oakland / USA

Adam Caldwell lives and works in Oakland, California. His drawings combine classical figures and abstract backgrounds to form strong subliminal statements about human identity. Adam Caldwell works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’. […]

Biography / Adam Caldwell

Adam Caldwell lives and works in Oakland, California. His drawings combine classical figures and abstract backgrounds to form strong subliminal statements about human identity. Adam Caldwell works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’.

How ‘off’ is our perception of what surrounds us? Adam Caldwell approaches this question in an oeuvre characterized by the juxtaposition of elements of abstract expressionism and classical figuration. Since completing his training at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Adam Caldwell has developed a very distinct style using oil paint to create almost collage-like compositions of strong eclectic nature. His paintings raise questions about identity, the tension between self and other, present and past, resulting in a substantial emotional impact on the viewer.