Concrete Contemporary Art Online Auction

April 13, 2017

LOT 81

Lot 81


Lot 81 Details


oil on canvas
signed and titled on the reverse; dated 2012 on label on the reverse
10 ins x 11 ins; 25.4 cms x 27.9 cms

Estimate $1,500-$2,000

Realised: $1,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Private Collection, Toronto


Michael Adamson’s abstract canvases transcend their borders, enveloping the viewer in bold, textured oil paints. Adamson explains that what compels him to paint is the ways in which color, texture, and pattern interact. His paintings are difficult to categorize; they are an amalgamation of expressionism, conceptualism and historical references that serve to evoke intense primordial emotions.

Adamson is a graduate of Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver and has furthered his training at Ryerson and Gesamkunst Hochschule. His work has been featured in dozens of solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Japan, the United States and Canada. His paintings are housed in a variety of public, private and corporate collections including the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada and Holt Renfrew.


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LOT 81

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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