EIGHTH FLOOR

Notes from the Artist: “Hope and despair come together to create many of the best moments within our lives, from our first kiss to our last hurrah. My work is about these great things that can happen when there is hope within desperate situations. I see my paintings as figurative, even though you will never see the human form. I use objects as stand-ins, or actors, to play out the narrative within each story.

In your stuff and my stuff became our stuff a pile of boxes represents the moment I moved in with the woman, who later became my wife, because my apartment building was vacated. At this very moment, both her and my possessions became ours, and this has never, and will never change; even though there has been, and will be, plenty of hope, and plenty of despair to follow.

[MORE]In tale of bumpercars and tree stumps, a homeless Coney Island man (the bumper car) falls in love with a handicapped woman (the uprooted tree who is trying to survive atop a tree stump). Within desperate times, beauty will always be present.”


PIECES:

study for your stuff and my stuff become our stuff, 2008

acrylic and ink on velum

your stuff and my stuff became our stuff, 2008
acrylic on panel

distance, 2007
acrylic and ink on velum

we’re one, 2007
acrylic and ink on velum

the tale of bumpercars and tree stumps, 2007
acrylic on panel

www.adameckstrom.com

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