Adam R. Grose
Website 2: http://adamgrose.com/mafinalshow.html
Telephone: 07969 780524
My practice is a response to the contemporary world we inhabit. I research and create work based on observations, through imagery appropriated from various Media outlets, printed and digital, exploring past and present moments of history, enabling a re-evaluation their reality, seeking what was missed in its first reading, our participation with perception and how we decipher images and texts.
My current research involves exploring the rich visual language available in our contemporary society. Exploring the role of representation and the reproducible image, I aim to explore ideas based on: Saturation, layering, manipulation, obscurity, artificial constructs, uncertainty, interpretation and the participatory relationship of providing a language to the perception of reality.
I was born in Truro and spent my childhood growing up in the countryside of Somerset. The environment surrounding Yeovil acted as an impetus to my painting and through the social changes of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s informed my political awareness from a young age. During these formative years I was drawn to comic books and set up my own publishing house called Clown Press in 1987. I produced A4 photocopied books with my friend Tony Suleri, both exploring writing and drawing, advertising these through a variety of publications around at the time. These included FEAR magazine and Comics International where one reviewer mentioned we were ones to watch; we haven’t stopped continuing to publish books, graphic novels and working with other Independent Publishers over the years.
I won the Philips Semi-Conductors Prize in 1995 (Southampton) and was a finalist in the BBC Mock Turner Prize in 2005. In 1997 I trained as a FE Tutor and taught A Level Art until 1999 and taught at HMYOI Portland Prison from 2001 – 2011.
I returned to study on the MAFA: Contemporary Practice Research Degree 2011 – 2012 to explore my creativity further with the aim of bringing these various disciplines together (Fine Art, Sequential Art and Writing), exploring our fascination with information and the exponential growth of Mass-Media in the 21st Century. Through the MA course I became engrossed with our participation with the Internet and how we are all contributing to its formation and its evolution, creating social interventions which is changing the way we perceive the world around us, leading to increased social awareness of a changing world as a result of mobile technology. One area I am exploring as a result of my UCF MA Show is the studio space as impetus to installation art and its relation to painting practice.
MA Show Images: http://www.falmouth.ac.uk/component/option,com_gallery2/Itemid,1168/?g2_itemId=113&g2_page=2