Paying Homage to the Potential in the Inexplicable with Paintings by Adam Friedman

February 22, 2013

Like most of us Portland-based artist Adam Friedman attempts to understand and explain the mysteries of nature through science, technology, painting, literature and photography. However, he tries to recognize that the 'rules' of nature we accept as factual actually deny its' "overwhelming mystery." When he paints 'symbols and tropes that we comprehend as landsape; mountains, sunsets, etc, he bends the rules of perspective, distance, and light to try to break those rules of our understanding. "Space can become a solid object and places are folded on top of one another. Millions of years are compacted into a single instant and rocks become fluid. I strive to present a moment that defies human intervention in the landscape, and pays homage to the potential in the inexplicable." (via ignant)