Crushed marble, ores & pigments
Captivated by macro and micro imagery of the universe, Adam Arbeid’s practice is an exploratory process that seeks to merge these two seemingly opposing perspectives. Emerging from Arbeid’s frescoes are resemblances of atolls in the ocean and craters in the Earth’s crust, as well as distant cosmos and cellular structures.
The works are intentionally ambiguous, as references to scale and distance continually warp, shift and disappear. The surface of his works encapsulates an energy and aura that requires a significant investment of time to create, as the artist skilfully combines ancient minerals, fossils, ores and pigments extracted from the earth.