CELEBRITY POP ART
Adam Peppercorn Pinsley was born in New York City in 1970. With a preternatural gift for colors and textures, Adam began designing comic strips and murals at the age of 5. Influenced by his mother Penny, a gallery artist herself, Adam became a fixture at the Leo Castelli Gallery and Sydney Janis Gallery in New York City, where he was enamored and transfixed by the harmonization of medium that he observed in these gallery works. A harmonization that gave an animated vibrancy to these still-life portraits. As a child growing up in Great Neck on Long Island, Adam began experimenting in various mediums and often found himself directing his attention to mainstream entertainment and sports related subjects.
Inspired by some of his favorite artists Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Patrick Nagel, Pinsley's pop surreal vision, which balances detail, ambiguity, figurativeness, and abstraction, is quickly earning him the respect of art collectors nationwide. His use of white outlines to offset bold but strategically placed strokes of bright-unexpected colors captures and adds to the energy and movement of his subjects. Pinsley celebrates contemporary experience and revels in popular imagery, as reflected in the vibrant and exuberant images he has created for celebrities, entertainers, professional athletes, private collectors and companies worldwide.
JET DRIP PAINTING
Creating art is as much a part of the process as it is the finished art itself.
Abstract Expressionist painters explore new ways of creating art, reinvigorating and reinventing the medium. They change the nature of painting with their large, abstract canvases, energetic and gestural lines, and new artistic processes. Inspired by perhaps the most well-known Abstract Expressionist artist Jackson Pollock, I moved away from my comfort zone as a Pop Artist and put my own spin on Abstract Expressionism by tapping into the world of commercial aviation. Working at my studio, in the shadow of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, I began experimenting with nontraditional materials, such as commercial-grade aviation aluminum, paint and scrap metal as brushes. These are the very same materials used by major airlines across the world.
I tried new techniques to apply my paint, such as moving the aluminum sheets from the easel to the floor, using scrap metal instead of brushes to drip, splatter, fling, and pour paint from all directions, creating a dynamic texture and dimension in each piece. Despite the seemingly unplanned appearance of my paintings, like Pollock, I try to maintain a balance of chaos and control by using color patterns to create a unique energy in my work. With this new unconventional way of painting, I discovered a new form of self-expression and personal freedom in my work.