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The Art of Adam Batchelor

Adam Batchelor's work explores the breakdown and conflict between humanity, the man-made and the natural world, and the transition of developing cultures.

[caption id="attachment_4729" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Gardenerism Gardenerism[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4730" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Happiness Forever Happiness Forever[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4731" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]Kar-ee-er Kar-ee-er[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4732" align="aligncenter" width="1600"]Exterminate all the brutes Exterminate all the brutes[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4733" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]Transmigration Transmigration[/caption] Bio: Adam Batchelor is an artist living and working in the U.K. He produces intricate, evocative drawings with a subtle political punch. His work explores the breakdown and conflict between humanity, the man-made and the natural world, and the transition of developing cultures. Batchelor's work often introduces themes of capitalism, consumerism and global issues, with an interest in Developing cultures, natural history and tribal communities. Recent exhibitions include group shows in Miami and Paris and The Other Art Fair in London. Publications include Adbusters, Lamono, Spindle Magazine, Kult3d, Popshot Magazine, O.K. Periodicals and Beautiful/Decay. Adam's artwork will soon be featured in a book on drawing by Elephant Magazine. Artist Statement: Taking influence from social injustices and issues throughout the world, my work explores the breakdown and conflict between humanity, the man-made and the natural world, and looks into the ever rapid transition of developing cultures. I introduce themes of capitalism and consumerism and highlight the threat these have on global issues such as the rights for Indigenous people, the agricultural industry, corruption, health, war and conflict. The work is predominantly created using mechanical and coloured pencils to produce intricate, evocative drawings with a subtle political punch. The drawings are meticulously reproduced from appropriated imagery to appear real. The work addresses the relationships we form to make sense of the world around us and meanders between the real, the socioeconomic, the hyper-real and the fake. www.adambatchelor.co.uk

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