Adam’s work is meticulously crafted through the convergence of layers of fabric and paint, united with a variety of stitching techniques.
Inspired by the intricate details of algae, lichens, rust, and weathered surfaces, Adam’s pieces unfold as incredibly complex tapestries. Each layer is carefully assembled and fused together on a sewing machine over the course of many weeks.
In the complex world of art, where colours, textures, and emotions converge, Adam Halls stands as a beacon, seamlessly blending his passion for architecture, nature, and the tactile qualities of materials.
Born from a deep appreciation of the “genius loci” or the spirit of a place, Adam crafts pieces that transcend the visual and delve into the emotional tapestry that connects individuals to their surroundings.
Rooted in a profound connection to his home and surroundings, Adam channels the energy that courses through the landscape, echoing the sentiments of generations past. The ancestral ties are palpable, with his great-grandfather’s unwavering connection to their farm, a place that has always held a magnetic pull.
Drawing inspiration from the undisturbed beauty of his environment, Adam finds solace in the quietness and peacefulness that characterises his surroundings. The neolithic stone circles and unspoiled landscapes serve as a backdrop to his artistic journey, a journey that started amidst the hedges and stones of his childhood playground.
The essence of Adam’s work lies not only in the physical landscape but also in the perception of it. His love for colour, contrasts, and texture is a testament to his keen eye for detail and the meditative quality he finds in the act of creation. From the tactile pleasure of sewing to the impasto technique in painting, every stroke is an exploration of texture, a celebration of the physicality of art.
A trained architect, Adam brings a unique perspective to his creations, infusing a sense of space and depth that goes beyond the two-dimensional canvas. His understanding of perspective and composition is evident, but he revels in the organic freedom of breaking rules, echoing the sentiment that one can only break the rules if they truly understand them.
The evolution of Adam’s work mirrors a natural progression, a journey that he describes as both experimental and unpredictable. Embracing abstraction, he seeks to convey the feeling of a place rather than a literal representation. Nature, with its myriad forms, serves as an abundant source of inspiration, from the textures of plants and animals to the captivating patina of both natural and man-made elements weathered by time.
Aside from working busily on collections for the London Air Fair, exhibitions and private commissions, Adam dreams of one day publishing a book that resonates with school students, leaving a lasting impression that sparks a passion for art.
Adam believes the true essence of artistic fulfilment lies not just in recognition but in the profound impact one leaves on those who engage with their work - aiming to be more than just a name; Adam seeks to be a source of inspiration, a storyteller whose art speaks to the soul.