About

Born in Durban South Africa, Adam Craemer immigrated to Western Australia 2011 and emerged as an artist shortly thereafter. His main training and influences come from the graffiti art culture in Cape Town and the UK; living and travelling around Europe and Asia; as well as his parents who are both artists back in his native South Africa. Having a graffiti background has heavily influenced his use of aerosol cans in his work, and his use of them can be seen in almost every piece he creates.

As a child, Adam found immense pleasure in art as well as the ocean. These recreational activities soon blossomed into passionate hobbies as he was surrounded by and exposed to artistic people and equipment through his parents’ art practice. If he wasn’t playing with oil paints in his mother’s studio, he would be using his father’s art tools to test them out.

His portrait artwork derived from a mixture of photographs/images/paintings that sourced online or via client pictures; then reworked onto either board or canvas. As a result, his mixed media portrait pieces can often be a combination of all or some of these techniques: Stencils, painting, spray-painting, screen printing, glue, paper shredding, ink, marker pens, and epoxy resin. Every time he works on a new piece, he tries to combine any discovered techniques along with an existing one he feels comfortable with, to push his style further and evolve more.

"I try and mark the pieces in such a way that allows the viewer to see new marks and complex lines every time they are viewed."

In his relatively short time in the art world, Adam has been published several times in print media as well as online and has been a finalist in multiple art awards in Australia. He was the winner of the Raw Artists Award for Western Australia for the year 2014/15, and was a finalist for the Raw Artist Awards for Australia in the same year.

Adam is currently represented by:
Addicted Art Gallery - Singapore

Education

High school Art - South Africa
High school textile design - South Africa
Art School - South Africa (Partial)
Graphic design school - South Africa (Partial)

Exhibitions

2017 - Mandjar Art Awards - Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery - Mandurah WA, Australia
2016 – Emerging artist awards – South Perth Civic centre – Perth WA
2016 – Windows of the city – Perth – Koko Black 140 William st Perth
2016 – Celeste Art Prize – Online art Prize
2016 – Pop up Exhibition – Pop up Gallery, Mandurah – Mandurah WA, Australia
2016 – City of Melville art awards – City of Melville Civic centre – Booragoon WA, Australia
2016 – Mandjar Art Awards – Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery – Mandurah WA, Australia
2015 - Stirling Art Awards - Karrinyup Community Centre WA, Australia
2015 - Bayswater Art Awards - The Rise, Maylands WA, Australia
2015 - Salon des Refuses (Black Swan art prize) - Brookfield Place WA, Australia
2015 - Cliftons Art Awards - online
2015 - 2015 Mandurah Stretch art trail - Mandurah WA, Australia
2015 - Ellenbrook Art Awards - The Gallery - Ellenbrook WA, Australia
2015 - Portraits of Life - Perth City Farm - Perth WA, Australia
2015 - Mandjar Art Awards - Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery - Mandurah WA, Australia
2015 - Art Crasher - online
2014 - RAW Arts, Communique - The Bakery - Perth WA, Australia
2014 - The Olive Tree Restaurant WA, Australia

Press

2016 – Art Edit Magazine – Issue 10 – Eight artists to watch Feature
2016 - British GQ Magazine Feb Issue - Room for Improvement feature
2015 - Art Edit Magazine - Issue 8 - Art Mood piece
2015 - Art Edit Magazine – Issue 8 – The Gift List – Feature artwork
2015 - Art Edit Magazine - Issue 6 - Artist Q&A
2015 - BlueThumb Online - Artist Interview
2015 - We Love Perth Website - Artist Interview
2015 - City of Mandurah newsletter
2015 - ArtmeGallery Online - Blog - 4 Tips Reveal the Secret to Drawing Faces - feature piece

Influences

Main influences for my Portrait art come from the graffiti art culture in Cape Town‚ South Africa‚ UK‚ and Asia.
Jasper Johns‚ Roy Lichtenstein‚ Banksy‚ Hush‚ Byroglyphics‚ C215‚ David Bromley are all major influences on my style.

Influences for my abstract art come from the seascapes/woodlands/city scapes of various countries I have lived and travelled through over the years.
Jackson Pollock‚ Jonas Gerard‚ Kandinsky‚ Turner‚ and Mark Rothko are all major influences on my abstract art style.

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