Adam Strange graduated from the Ontario College of Art (OCA) in 1992 with a focus on magic realism and old master technique. Adam studied and was influenced heavily by the direction and guidance of his father, an artist, and technical illustrator, as well as OCA professor Carmen Cereceda, a Chilean muralist who was an assistant of Diego Rivera. Adam’s artwork has seen his tools change from traditional materials into the digital realm but the journey has remained the same… challenging viewers to question the world around them and to live in a world of their own making. Adam is an Associate Member of the Society of Canadian Artists.
This work is made in the “Age of Anxiety” where truth and lies are indistinguishable, issues and attitudes are binary, and the perils of conflict and intimacy result in the separation of the self from the physical.
The images reflect our anxious world through a process of digital art, photomontage, and image sampling. These visual narratives are sojourns where time and memory, feelings and perspectives, manifest as physical places or situations showing the “Essentia” - the world as it really is.