At the heart of Adlam’s work lies the quotidian; the tendency we have to traverse our familiar urban environments in purposeful and predictable ways through routine and necessity. And whilst we find ourselves herded by the man-made environment which we have constructed around us – endlessly building simple repetitions into more complex patterns – we remain unaware of the collective creative forces that Adlam sees. Simultaneously thereby, we are all as present as we are absent here, and the conception of the imagery is all of ours in equal part.
But whilst our own contribution is that of the mundane, Adlam’s vision is bolder, as he schematises our paths through life into larger mosaics, reflecting that unseen, collective mark we make on the spaces we inhabit. The bursts of colour become a reflection, both figuratively and literally, of movement and life. Ethereal in their beauty, each piece encapsulates a unique juncture in an intrinsically enigmatic manner.