Adam Lister - CONFIGURATION Exhibit at the Arsham/Fieg Gallery


Adam Lister, an American artist who is best known for exploiting pop culture and famous art history through his pixelated executions. “CONFIGURATION” will feature a selection of Adam's geometric reductive watercolor paintings. The work for this exhibit includes reinterpretations based on iconic paintings of women from art history. Combining the deconstructed and minimal aesthetic of pixelated graphics with the soft transparency of watercolor paint, the artist breaks down these classic images to their most elemental forms. Lister explores the relationship of nostalgia and mathematics, taking on subjects that hold a collective familiarity and reducing them to flat cubist-like compositions. The process deals with taking a memory of an image and highlighting its complexity and simplicity at the same time. These paintings are influenced by geometric thinking and a desire to capture the briefness of a mental picture. Lister’s curiosity surrounding visual perception and spatial arrangement plays in the way that he describes each image with a specific level of clarity. For more information, please inquire here