I believe in the possibility of creating a rich, vibrant culture through individual action. InI believe in the possibility of creating a rich, vibrant culture through individual action. Inthe uniquely multi-threaded tapestry of Canadian society, artists can provide a widearray of interpretations that help to evolve and transform our culture. Artists re-imagineour world to not only contribute, but to strengthen and retool ideas in order to benefitcommunities. The symbolism of images, subjects, media, and manner can materialize asinnovative dreams or great ideas through the dialogue we engage in, as provoked by art.My collections aim to show how our simple notions of culture house an eclectic diversityand complexity of thought, and how each individual is part of a greater, more beauteouswhole.
Kristian Adam is a Canadian born artist. His paintings often combine themes of nature and invention from the humorous perspective of animals which he refers to as 'NymNums’. These imagined creatures are what you might expect to see wandering around in his mind all day. Through a variety of techniques inspired by the old masters, Adam creates quirky narratives for his characters to tell. His work has been displayed in the Canadian Embassies of Japan, Korea, and China, as well as featured in books, television and galleries around the world. Recurring themes of nature in his work are inspired from his childhood living in the country.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Kristian has always enjoyed making art. In high school, he learned airbrushing from books and magazines, and from there his passion materialized. He graduated from Grande Prairie Regional College, then went on to pursue fine art studies at the University of Lethbridge. He currently lives and works in Port Moody, BC.