Adam S. Doyle is a Hong Kong-based artist whose fine art paintings are an extraordinary blend of simplicity and complexity. His style of using seemingly incomplete brush strokes automatically morph into details like fur and feathers!
Yes, they are exactly that – gestural paint strokes. In an interview with Colossal, Adam said, “I’ve always loved unfinished paintings because you could see the alchemic process of surface and paint transforming into a living person.”
He continued, “With my paintings, it does take quite a bit of working and reworking to arrive at the place where every brush stroke fits into a fluidly flowing whole. It’s important to me to find a balance between an elegance of form that holds both visible marks of paint and a representation of ‘energy within’.”
Adam’s work graces covers of books, album covers, show posters, book illustrations, greeting cards and so much more. Some paintings are exhibited in Europe, as well as New York City, Los Angeles, and his current home of Hong Kong. His paintings are also currently part of the two-person exhibition Wild at Utah-based J GO Gallery.
“My work always begins with a love for the magic of creation– the blank surface transformed into a living thing or another world,” he tells of his art. “I’m committed to making images that speak truth to power, that provide space to breathe, and that use simple forms to reveal and make accessible the heart of stories.”
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