David Adamo – On the fence
On the fence
|(Upcoming)||26.10.202326.10.23 — 16.12.202316.12.23|
|(Gallery)||Rue de Livourne 35 Livornostraat|
rodolphe janssen is pleased to announce On the Fence, David Adamo’s third solo exhibition at the gallery, which will take place from October 26th to December 16th, 2023 at Livourne 35. Talking about the show, David Adamo described his most current explorations in the following terms.
“I started the process for the show funny enough with painting. Something I haven’t really explored over the years as an artist, something I’ve definitely dreamt about but somehow too self-conscious to try. I spent the summer on a residency in Liguria at the former residence and studio of Danish artist Asger Jorn. For one month, I slept in his former bedroom, and I firmly believe he entered my dreams, and I got permission to paint by Asger’s spirit. I came back to Berlin and suddenly had the urge. As if a drain had suddenly been unclogged, something started to flow. I started with small still-life studies, looking a lot at cozy old catalogs of Cézanne, Manet, Bonnard. And for the first time in a while, I was actually enjoying it, enjoying coming to the studio, enjoying painting, laughing at myself, starting to experience the world in a different way, looking at colors, the light, noticing compositions. Totally engrossed in the process, not giving a shit, which is an attitude that had been missing. Maybe it isn’t always the smartest or strategic way, but arguably more important, honest and raw. I’m showing a few attempts here.”