Adam LaFon

Currently on display until the end of May.

A Baltimore-born, Baltimore-based artist, Adam LaFon received a BFA in Patinting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014.  He has also studied and exhibited at the International School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture in Umbria, Italy and at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland; as well as in and around Baltimore.  His work can also be seen in murals around Maryland in Catonsville, Havre de Grace and Highlandtown.

Artist Statement:  My paintings refer back to moves made in their construction.  The process, and the image resulting, is one that doubles back and folds in on itself.  Pictorial illusion is shattered and reassembled, holding together convincingly enough in places and is blown apart in others.  Foregrounds are carved out of backgrounds, edges cut and bite into one another, and areas of color vibrate and hum.  Weirdly muscular pink bulls trip and roll helplessly over mousetraps and over each other.  Color and cartoon rendering lend themselves to the silliness of the situations depicted, but the silliness is rooted in an absurd, frustrating problem.

Way to Go! Oil on Canvas  82 x 53"  2014

Way to Go!
Oil on Canvas
82 x 53″
2014

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