Adam Chapman (1990, Toronto) received his BFA from OCAD University in 2013, and participated in the school’s Florence Off-Campus Program in 2012. Adam’s work focuses on the passage of time, depicting the transitory nature of our commonplaces through a noticeably chaotic perspective. He achieves these visceral and emotive compositions through irreverent digital photography – haphazardly snapping shots during daily transit. They are then painted onto brightly gilded canvases using gestural brushstrokes and strong colour palettes. And through these paintings, Adam attempts to act as translator for the city, listening as the streets speak a language all their own.
His work is part of the permanent collection of the City of Toronto, and private collections across North America.