Monday, January 16, 2012

The BitTorrent series of oil paintings are Finished!

I have finally completed my compositional narratives.  I have enjoyed all of these paintings, and what is to come is sooo much crazier that i can hardly wait to complete the first three.  I hope you enjoy these works.  I added pictures the works of art that influenced this series of paintings compositionally and philosophically.


Artist Statement


This series is intended to discuss stories that have been retold continuously because of their honesty about humanity.  Within each painting I present individuals of historical significance whose impact has undeniably shaped our culture.  Spin is taking fact and altering it to both mislead and redirect the attention of an audience where the given information is manipulated to coincide with an agenda.  Spin is a deceptive heavily biased portrayal of one’s own favor of an event or situation most commonly used to answer questions or present information.  To put spin on a topic of conversation is to lie.  It is disingenuous, deceptive, highly manipulative and although indirectly, it is a method of presenting fiction as fact.
Each painting in this series is my reinterpretation of a master painting I have spent a great deal of time observing and investigating.  I have chosen subject matter that is considered classical and presents a reoccurring story in human history.  Within each painting I present individuals of historical significance whose impact has been a direct result of spin.  I relate these individuals in history with color-forms that i feel best represent the truths behind these myths.  By reinterpreting historical events that were intended and presented as spin I wish to create a dialogue about truths and how we identify with them. 
Adam M. Considine 2011



BitTorrent 1 "Jessica Lynch as the Daughters of Jethro" 
oil on canvas
40" x 30"




BitTorrent 2 "Marinuis Vanderlubbe as Icarus" 
oil on canvas
36" x 48"
Marinus Van der Lubbe + Icarus and Daedalus  

BitTorrent 3 "Bernard madof as the sermon on the mount" 
oil on canvas
30" x 40"

BitTorrent 4 "Nikola Tesla as Daedalus" 
oil on canvas
30" x 40"

BitTorrent 5 "The Building of the Trojan Horse" 
oil on canvas
36" x 48"


BitTorrent 6 "Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist" 
oil on linen
48" x 36"

BitTorrent 7 "Interventio, The story of Calypso" 
oil on linen
48" x 36"

BitTorrent 8 "The story of Venus and Adonis" 
oil on linen
48" x 36"

BitTorrent 9 "Apollo and the Python" 
oil on linen
36" x 48"
Ruth Duckworth "Untitled" I used the shadow of her work.

BitTorrent 10 "Andromeda" 
oil on linen
24"x 36"

BitTorrent 11 "Odysses Itch" 
oil on linen
24" x 36"

BitTorrent 12 "The Peloponnesian War" 
oil on linen
24" x 36"


I hope you like them as much as I do...
...check back when you can there is a new series of paintings on the way.

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