STOT21STCPLANB aka HARRY ADAMS
AKA SCORPION THUNDERBOLT OF THE 21ST CENTURY PLAN B
Harry Adams is the pseudonym used to present the collaborative work of artists Adam Wood and Steve Lowe.
Painting – the dialectic between mark and image. Steeped in a modernist tradition without any notion of cultural progress. Preferring the flat world – fun in the sand rather than mountains of theoretical resolution. Play with creation and destruction as themes and devices. Exploring rather than proclaiming discovery – hovering between certainty and uncertainty. Great ideas, horrific structures. The dirty mark and fine lines. The order of human cultivation and the wildness of nature. The high, the low, the holy: Man’s constructs. The madness of it all. The aspiration to make great things of awe and wonder whilst also prefering the quiet and humble. Reaching out and tearing down, wanting love and laughing at all. Contradiction. But always show love and care – kindness and thought – excitement and thrill of existence. Glory in the existential and experiential. Loving artspeak in all its nonsense. Wanting straight talk. To view the meaning of art through the life of creation rather than the death of the object/commodity – and accept the losing battle. Trickery and truth – the glow of shifting sands. Stockpiling for the apocalypse.