Adam Sorensen

 

presented by PDX Contemporary Art

 

 

Born 1976 in Chicago, IL, USA

 

The subject of my work is landscape, yet the composition is derived from cultural content rather than visual perception.  Historical painting as well as contemporary aesthetics are mined in order to create an aberrant version of the sublime.  Subjects of grandeur and wilderness are imbued with synthetic color and pattern that is more akin to pop culture then to realism.  This re-imagining and embellishment of the natural world, creates a metaphor of human impact on the places we are both surrounded by, and exist within.

 

 


Adam Sorensen, Wellspring, 2011, oil on linen, 50 x 57 inches

Adam Sorensen, Croatoan, 2011, oil on linen, 50 x 57 inches

Adam Sorensen, Dutch Cliffs, 2011, oil on linen, 50 x 57 inches

Adam Sorensen, Tabernacle, 2011, oil on linen, 78 x 119 inches

Adam Sorensen, Old Waters, 2011, oil on linen, 32 x 35 inches