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David Adamo

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  • David Adamo
  • Untitled
  • cedar wood in two parts
  • overall: 274 by 165 by 30cm.; 107 7/8 by 65 by 11 3/4 in.
  • Executed in 2011.

Catalogue Note

Imbued with a compelling sense of energy and dynamism, David Adamo’s sculptural installations speak of his fascination with performance art and the physical act of art making. 

Adamo’s recent works are a development from his early experimentation with everyday wooden tools to the use of raw wooden beams in an attempt to diminish all traces of previous form and function and create a new dialogue between the art object and the creative process.

Untitled was comprised of two individual beams made from cedar wood. The previously solid, monumental forms are carved into frail, now delicate forms. The markings and dents in its surface not only emphasise the pure physicality of Adamo’s artistic process but also seem to permeate the work with traces of the artist’s presence. This sense of intimacy between the artwork and the artist is palpable in these spindly wooden sculptures resembling trees carved by beavers; they embark on a new sensation, where the artist is in total confidence with his own significance.