Adam Sorensen

Artist-in-Residence - September 2014
Atoll I

Atoll I

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Atoll II

Atoll II

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Adam lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Primarily an oil-based painter, his work has been featured in exhibits in Portland, Seattle, Miami, Los Angles, and San Francisco. In 2003 he was included in the Oregon Biennial. He received his BFA in sculpture from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University, Alfred, NY.

Adam’s Artist Statement:

Landscape painting affords me a wealth of tradition and influence, and provides a platform that seems familiar and recognizable. 19th century romanticism, Japanese woodblock prints, and Abstract expressionism all factor into my works vocabulary. I work primarily in a reactive sense. A certain rock may lead to another, which in turn may lead to a specific tree. The scenes I end up composing, function as both utopian and eerily post-apocalyptic. Both of which can be seen metaphorically as social concerns in contemporary life. By inviting the viewer in visually, I ask them to recall where we have been, explore where we are now, and confront where we may be headed.