Adam Adach (born 1962)

Adam Adach (born 1962, in Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki) is a graduate of the Ecole Supèrieure des Beaux-Arts in Lyon (1990) and the Nationale Supèrieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) in Paris (1995) (postgraduate studies, graduation with a special distinction). Resident of Warsaw and Paris since 2006. In his paintings, he raises the issue of memory, both historical and personal. Adach’s works are inspired by photographs, book illustrations or newspaper cuttings, treated by the artist as important documents of social life. They are oftentimes accompanied by anecdotes and symbols, through which the artist reveals paradoxes of the historical narratives presented in books. He is also interested in paintings as such, exercising best efforts to make them non-illustrative and frequently referring to the works of Jackson Pollock or to Robert Ryman’s concrete painting. Adach combines figurative elements with abstract ones, as a result of which the painting’s plain bears traces of the process of painting.

Artist's works in the Collection