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Adam Caldwell

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The World As It Is In Itself, 2012 Oil on Canvas © Courtesy of the Artist and Thinkspace
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Thinkspace
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Gas Line © Courtesy of the Artist and 111 Minna Gallery
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Thinkspace
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The Arc of the Narrative, 2015 Oil on Canvas 24 X 36
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Thinkspace
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Quick Facts
Representing galleries
Thinkspace gallery LA Shooting Gallery SF
Statement

Adam Caldwell is a Bay area painter whose work explores the intersection of the psychological and the cultural. Taking stylistic elements from abstract expressionism and classical figuration, and combining them with the pop cultural and the illustrative, Caldwell amalgamates distinct and seemingly adverse vocabularies to invoke contemporary conflicts. With an interest in the thematic exploration of self and other, present and past, identity and gender, the artist explores the polarities of the colonized self with a social and political conscience. Caldwell’s work unfolds like a surreal psychological tableau, presenting a simultaneity of antagonisms and unresolved impulses: life set against death, the serious in concert with the absurd, the beautiful coexisting alongside the abject. These juxtapositions of violent classicism and seductive destruction challenge the feigned simplicity of our cultural paradigms.