Friday, December 14, 2007

"Texture Campaign" series of paintings

This series of paintings was created between 2000 -2007 and there is a good story behind it all.  the majority of the works were early on, and only a few of the later ones were in the 2005 - 2007 years.

I exhibited these paintings for the first time at a gallery called "di Stilo" Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  It was a group exhibit that I curated titled "Priority Mail" with 20 artists.  On opening night we had well over 2,000 people in to see the show.  Opening night was a great success.  
Then it all went wrong.  Over the next few weeks, artists that the gallery owner had worked with in the past started showing up demanding money, their work, or a chance to scream at anyone involved with the gallery.  Then the owner of the gallery sold our work and kept the money, changed the locks and did his best to defame our character publicly to make himself look like a victim just as he had done to many artists before us. 

that sucked...
...then a few years later a buddy of mine told me to check out a website link ultrawiredsex.com from some net porn.  I took a look and wow, I found my paintings.  So my paintings have been in porn.
One of my many stolen works, and a porn-star, oh ya.

funny thing is...
...I think I know some of these girls and I might have actually just gave them away while I was not quite in my right mind.  Who can truly remember those days.



Artist statement

This series seeks to interpret the narrative of the mental state of those involved in war, either as civilians or soldiers.  The expressive nature of each piece dictates a moment of thought and a pictorial representation of their titles.  Although the association of color, composition and surface combined with the context of direct word association is used to express each mental state, these works are a collective representation of a single mental state.  Each painting leads to the next and are to be read like a book, in hopes of initiating a catharsis and understanding of emotional suffering during and after a war.


Adam M. Considine 2004


Texture Campaign 1 "Chrome parade of the Workers" 
oil and chrome on canvas
70" x 30"

Texture Campaign 2 "I Don't" 
oil and chrome on canvas
24" x 32" 


Texture Campaign 3 "Logical Conclusion"  
oil on canvas
30" x 70"

Texture Campaign 4 "Eye on You"  
oil on canvas
30" x 15"

Texture Campaign 5 "The Homeland A&B" 
oil on canvas
45" x 85"

Texture Campaign 6 "Searching for a Dialysis Machine" 
oil on canvas
HUGE!!!

Texture Campaign 7 "The Refuges Landscape a" 
oil on canvas
36" x 36" 

Texture Campaign 8 "The Refuges Landscape b" 
oil on canvas
36" x 36"

Texture Campaign 9 "The Best of us Just Died"  
oil on canvas
20" x 60"

Texture Campaign 10 "Secrets" 
oil on canvas
36" x 48"

Texture Campaign 11 "Ruth"
oil on canvas
74" x 44" 

Texture Campaign 12 "Baseball with Ra a" 
oil and gold leaf on canvas
70" x 30" 

Texture Campaign 13 "Baseball with Ra b" 
oil and gold leaf on canvas
70" x 15" 

Texture Campaign 14 "Baseball with Ra c" 
oil and gold leaf on canvas
9.5" x 7.5"

Texture Campaign 15 "Baseball with Ra d"  
oil and gold leaf on canvas 
15" x 10"

Texture Campaign 16 "Valued Customer a" 
oil and gold leaf on canvas
60" x 48" 

Texture Campaign 17 "Valued Customer b" 
oil on canvas
48" x ?" 

Texture Campaign 18 "the 1980's" 
oil and polychrome on linen
36" x 24" 

Texture Study a 
oil on canvas
12" x 12" 

Texture Study b  
oil on canvas
24" x 48"

Texture Study c  
oil on canvas
20" x 60"

Texture Study d 
oil on canvas
22" x 18"

Texture Study e 
oil and chrome on canvas
11" x 5" 

Texture Study f 
oil on canvas
30" x 15" 

Texture study g 
oil on canvas
9" x 24" 

Texture Study h 
oil on canvas
11" x 8" 

Texture Study i 
oil on canvas
16" x 32" 

Texture Study j 
oil on canvas
32" x 22" 

Texture Study k 
oil on canvas
24" x 48" 




5 comments:

  1. I love 'Texture Campaign 16'! How did you create the surface beneath the leaf?

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    1. it is all oil paint, as i layered and sculpted the oil; i used types of pigment that could hold form.

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  2. I used oil paint. i started with the canvas on its back and squeezed out the paint into globs then just sculpted it o form. i used toothpicks to hold the form in the center of the large cube.

    then I used a thin watery layer of special red clay over the dried oil paints, then I gilded it. the other pieces are just gold leave, this one that you like is real gold gilt.

    Here are the three links to the posts that shows how I did it.

    http://adamconsidine.blogspot.com/2007/03/texture-painting-1.html

    http://adamconsidine.blogspot.com/2011/03/texture-painting-2.html

    http://adamconsidine.blogspot.com/2011/03/texture-painting-3.html


    thanks for the comments,

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  3. Awesome stuff... I didn't realise just how big they are! Must cost a small fortune in paint and gold.

    I've got an old book of gold gilt that I want to put to use, and this has given me some great inspiration. Thanks.

    PS- I noticed this is from 2006, do you reckon those big lumps are fully dry yet? ;-)

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    1. They were expensive to make, but worth every penny.

      I am sure that the majority of the oil paint is dry, nut the large cube...
      ...probably not yet.

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