Thomas Adam’s etching ‘Moonlight Through Skylight’ is an intimate study of fragmented memories of his formative teenage years living in rural Scotland. Where feelings of the mundane and claustrophobia were ever-present, yet appeased by a consciousness of distance and the uncanny.
Thomas Adam’s ‘Flat Hall’ mobile piece works as a sculptural manifestation of the artist’s wall-based works, enabling the viewer to take a similar perspective to the autobiographical characters searching for introspection within there interior and seemingly closed spaces.
Thomas Adam is a Scottish artist and recent Royal College of Art graduate. The artist uses a diverse range of print and sculptural methods to produce notions of an extended metaphysical space beyond the surface of the flat image. A recurring male character in the artist’s work can be interpreted as an autobiographical figure, contemplative about the self and his surrounding contemporary society, yet disconnected from it. Thomas Adam has synthesised multiple visual influences including the illustrated works of Saul Steinberg and Charles Altamont Doyle, as well as taking inspiration from the obscure stories and humours fallacies of UFO culture.