Adam King is an artist based in Norwich. His recent sculptural works are constructed and assembled from low-fi and discarded materials including cardboard, tape and emulsion. The ambiguous, stylised forms present organic, architectural and sci-fi references in which ‘brittle architectural forms evoke high rise survivors from a post-apocalyptic skyline’.
Processes of disintegration and transformation are explored through fractured areas which can pull apart and open out. Repeated patterns on surfaces appear bleached and weathered. These decoupaged prints create visual rhythms and suggest camouflage as they merge and blend. Through the structures, slivers of neon colour recall the glow of city signage or perhaps even fire, whilse draped fabric lends the forms a performative, camp-y aspect.
Collaged amongst the assemblages are traces of the natural world including sticks. Brightly painted and placed through the structures as if piercing them, they give the works a votive quality. In this work, King is interested in exploring our perception of and relationship to environments through a hand-made, futuristic lens. The artist’s playful approach and use of everyday materials invests potentially alien forms with vulnerable tactility and humanistic aspects.