Size: 16"W x 20"H x 0.625"D
Year Created: 2018
“The paintings are a commentary on the history of Man. They address current and ancient issues of religion, politics, and natural order. Freedom, entropy, and time are key concepts of my work. I use chaos with precision to portray beauty. Each piece is designed to open and to provoke. When nothing is sacred and nothing is safe, art is brave.”
Inspired by Duchamp's Nude descending staircase.
Adam Disbrow is an American expressionist painter. His works combine neo-expressionism, abstract expressionism, and impressionism. He uses layers of objective symbols, color, and texture to form his work. He has shown work around the US, and his works are housed in collections around the country. His work is represented by Alexander Salazar Fine Art in San Diego, CA, and he is a resident artist at the Sperryville ARTist Cooperative in Sperryville, VA. Symbolism Single Square with Line Through - A building block of creation, a fractal, or a quanta. Examples being the atom or a photon. Gold Single Square with Line Through - The quanta of consciousness or the soul. Multiple Squares with Line through - Indicates how consciousness is tied to reality through perspective Three Jagged Lines - Represents an electromagnetic field The Heart - Symbolizes human life, death, mortality, immortality, and organic form. The red heart represents mortality, the white heart represents immortality, the black heart represents death The Bare Breast - Symbolizes sexuality, hyper-sexuality, lust, desire, and sensationalism Binary Sequence - Reference to created reality; often a repeating sequence of a specific concept relative to the piece Equation of Creation - One over Ten Equaling Eleven: the binary code of created reality Cogs of Creation - Three circles which are turning and represent a form of the trinity: Mind, Body, Soul - Father, Son, Holy Spirit - Metaphysical, Physical and Celestial Fountain of Creation - Represents the spiraling gyre of the cosmos Barbed Wire - Symbolizes how the soul is caged, trapped, or housed inside the body Four Crosses - The four of the nine greek muses devoted to dialect and language Wagging Tongue (Tongue on a String) - Represents the conversational aspect of the natural world The Crown - Symbolizes Legacy For a complete list of works and symbolism, please visit adamdisbrow.com Thank you.