Adam Handler, the artist whose popularity continues to grow, will exhibit his works this month in Paris.

A growing popularity

In recent years, the popularity of this artist has been growing. Adam is followed closely by collectors and connoisseurs of contemporary art around the world. He was born in 1986 in the Queens NY and grew up on Long Island. As a child and teenager, he spent countless hours in the framing workshop of his grandparents in New York. There, his passion for art grew and at the age of 18 years old, he made the decision to develop his creative abilities. He left to study drawing in Italy and then graduated from Purchase College in New York in 2008 with a major in art history. Adam works with spontaneity, drawing inspiration from his current feelings and playing with colors. His process promotes feelings of freedom and excitement, where surprises can appear at any time.

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Inspired by his wife

The title of the exhibition Love Land is taken from a song about two lovers called “Loveland”, by the German group Milky Chance. Adam’s subjects were inspired by his wife, whom he met while studying drawing in Italy. Captivated by her eyes, he began to draw female figures with large round eyes. The exploration of this subject has evolved over the years, moving from figurative to abstract, transforming slowly in the faux-naive style he is known for today. He was also strongly influenced by the work of abstract expressionist artist, Willem DeKooning, and more specifically his atypical representations of the human form. The exhibition will mark an evolution in Adam’s work as he introduces new subjects, seeing them interact with his already established characters such as the ghost and the girl. His work oscillates between sweetness and sadness, the desire for yesterday or tomorrow; placing his subjects in the cosmos only confirms the uncertainties we all face; like the unknown universe. For the artist, painting serves as a means of self-exploration, acting as therapeutic tools through which he can examine his own psyche.

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From May 18, 2022 to May 29, 2022

Cohle Gallery

80B Rue de Turenne

75003 Paris

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