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Absolute Zero

28 September 22 October 2016




The Pharos Arts Foundation is pleased to present Absolute Zero, a solo show of work from British artist Adam Ball. The exhibition includes drawings, signature paper and coloured fabric cut-outs and new raw pigment paintings. This recent body of work by Adam Ball has been evolving since first being exhibited at the Goss-Michael Foundation, US in 2014, and the Bait Al Zubair Museum, Oman in 2015. In Cyprus, the exhibition will be on show from 28 September until 22 October 2016 at The Pharos Centre for Contemporary Art, before touring to the UK to be exhibited at Eton College, Windsor.

Adam Ball's work is rooted in the profound research and observation of the miniscule details of his surroundings. He combines his meticulously rendered landscapes with patterns that he derives from nature, science and geology. The results are naturally formed abstractions in which colour and shape play an equally important role in an illusion of space and surfaces. His white on white cut-outs emphasize the fragility of the medium and, at the same time, play with the illusions of the light and shadow they cast.

The artist is currently working on his first permanent public installation for a new hospital in the UK. As part of this process he has collaborated with various surgeons and scientists to generate the source material for both this project and his work in general. Much of this research is evident in the works of the exhibition Absolute Zero.

"It will be a pleasure to visit Nicosia in September to exhibit a new body of work. While I have visited Nicosia several times over the last 15 years, this will be the first time my work has been exhibited here. On display will be a selection of recent work including drawings, paper and fabric cutouts, and raw pigment colour paintings such as the large-scale title piece Absolute Zero.


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