Fine Artist · International Visiting Lecturer
Adam Blackburn is a Fine Art practitioner based in the United Kingdom. He teaches both domestically in the UK, and internationally as a visiting lecturer in Fine Art practice and Art History. He has contributed at numerous conferences and regularly delivers workshops and tutorials. His work has also been included in various exhibitions both internationally and in the UK.
His art practice is concerned with the sonic possibilities present within art. He is interested in the depictions and representations both audibly and visually of the others art form and the processes and means of realising these depictions.
Blackburn graduated Aberystwyth University in 2011 having studied Fine Art to both BA and MA level choosing to focus on the medium of Painting. His earlier works included abstract responses to landscape and explored the improvised nature of abstract painting. He now works across a range of mediums both visual and sonic.
His research interests include the culture of improvisation in abstract painting and indeterminate and chance procedure in creative practice. In his historical studies he engages with Abstract Expressionism, the origins of chance and indeterminate procedure and the wider creative culture in post-war twentieth-century America.
He is currently working towards a PhD in Fine Art and is writing his thesis in the same research field.
Blackburn regularly writes articles and essays exploring these different themes along with broader pieces on contemporary culture. Many of them are posted to his research blog improv sound drawing and are taken in part or originate from ideas and themes explored through his thesis.
© Adam Blackburn 2019