The fine line between painting and sculpture is especially blurred in the work of Justin Adian, who produces abstract wall reliefs in vibrant palettes that oscillate between and borrow from the two artistic languages. Adian stretches painted canvas over ester foam, which is often mounted to a wooden support. The result is a puffy, geometric composition, often composed of multiple such forms. The works’ formal opacity is tempered by his use of industrial materials and unpretentious titles, which often reference his Texan upbringing.
- Lloyd Wise, 'Justin Adian', ArtForum, November 2015 — 1.4 MB
- Richard Prince, 'Justin Adian', Interview Magazine Online, July 1st 2015 — 354.4 kB
- Alexander Wolf, 'In Conversation with Samuel Stabler and Justin Adian', Magazine Online, September 5th 2014 — 8.9 MB
- Meghan Dailey, 'Justin Adian - The New York artist's work treads the line between painting and sculpture', W Magazine Online, June 26th 2014 — 461.7 kB