Adam Cusack Wordsmith
"A skilled user of words" *1
My artistic practice is primarily that of a drawer and painter; and typically I create works that honour traditional principles but challenge perceptions of what an artwork can be. On this occasion, I have explored words found in everyday media and transformed them in their physical appearance and context.
The artworks shown in the ‘Wordsmith’ exhibition reflect my concern for the misleading use of highly evocative words commonly found in consumer based media. Misuse which continues to diminish and undermine their meaning and value.
Words selected from advertisements, newspapers and glossy magazines form the catalyst for the collection. The art has been meticulously refined using pre digital reprographic techniques to create a perfect template. Each piece is the realisation of a high-end crafted process produced in a variety of mediums - including charcoal, ink, paint, fabric and metal.
My intention is that the words used as artworks will be seen for what they truly are. Attention seeking hype.
Adam Cusack, 2015.
‘A reflection of the spirit of Warhol as a media-savvy provocateur’ 1
1. Appropriated and altered excerpt from; ‘Art & today’ by Eleanor Heartney
Stockroom Gallery, August 2015