Adam E Justice-Mills - Drawing, Painting, Photography & Sound
Plans for 2019
Keep up to date with all this via my Instagram
You can commission me to create Visual Poems, photographic portraits, exterior murals and stained glass works (I can restore photographic images too), so email me if you want to discuss this.
For Sale: The images in my photographic portfolio are for sale, as are my original drawings and prints. Prices on application.
I finished working on a commission for a new Visual Poem and have been regularly attending life-drawing sessions.Video of my Visual Poem work process is available here.
This year, I again took part in our Open House Weekends. I'm House no. 11. There were Visual Poem and iPad drawing works by me, jewellery by Kochi Okada, Posession Portraits by Jane Dorner and sculpture by John Brown.
Our House was also part of the Open House Weekends Treasure Hunt. See my own website Open House page here.
About me: I've become increasingly interested in how memory works over the past few years: the way we remember and forget, the importance of places and objects.
I've been many things: engineer, production manager for DVD films, entrepreneur, consultant, father, teacher, journalist ... I use all these experiences in the creation and development of my art work. I am currently working as a Hospital Teacher.
Long ago, I was a founder Member of the East Finchley Open, Chair for three years and am currently a Member.
About my work: Working in pen, pastel and digital images, as well as time-based work (video and sound), I've been exploring this interest in memory. My memory drawings are recollections: of physical relationships, spaces, rehearsed moves - on paper, iPad and layered glass. My Visual poems are re-creations of stories people told me about their favourite places or Small Objects of Desire - digital images, evoking the associations I made with the story contents or a familiar place. I also made a year-long response to the road outside my house: my favourite place.
The concept of Wabi-Sabi is still emerging for me. My artwork is about memory: photographs themselves can become the talismans of memory: they can create history as we view and review them.
My approach to the Almost Wabi Sabi show was to recall particular places or events and to imagine what their essentials were, as I recalled them. "Ghost Leaves" are the transient after-images from early autumn leaves on my home road. "Wall" is the shadows of growing trees on a monument in Soweto. "Surface" is the momentary, transient reflective qualities of sand as the wave recedes.
All these are, really, a depiction of my inner self at that time - at least, as far as I can remember.
My latest photographic works are "multiFragments" - collections of landscape photos, merged together.
I have ongoing collections of: Shop Front Memories - Reflections of life through vacant shop window fronts; Street Trees - Lit by nauturally occuring light; and Postboxes - Street Furniture. The persistence of vision we all have lead me to explore photographic "light paintings", exploring time and composition in space.
My first solo show, "Memory in Media", was in the Boulangerie Bon Matin Cafe in Finsbury Park in September 2016.
Open House Weekends with EFOA for the past 14 years. 13@ group shows: Lauderdale House and Croatian Embassy. Candid Arts Open, Candid Arts Abstract Show. Group Shows with EFOA at Hornsey Original Gallery and Highgate Literary & Scientific Institute. Group shows at Phoenix Cinema. NoSpaceNeeded Online Exhibitions, Shop Front Memories series and Long Slow Walk series. Shows at Barnet Arts Depot, various Art Fairs and Art Centres.
Muswell Hill Photographic Society; Hampstead Photographic Society; Potters Bar Photographic Society; Coram Family; European DVD Forum in Brussels; Cardiff University