_MG_3899Artist Blind Adam recently presented his work at The Breeder gallery, for the purposes of ReMap KM. Blind Adam suffers from retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic condition that narrows the field of vision, leading to a lack of sight. His work is unique, using black acrylic wool as its main component, to create large knotted strands of thread. These threads are then used to produce wall mounted pieces, sculptures and installations.

Artist Blind Adam recently presented his work at The Breeder gallery, for the purposes of ReMap KM. Blind Adam suffers from retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic condition that narrows the field of vision, leading to a lack of sight. His work is unique, using black acrylic wool as its main component, to create large knotted strands of thread. These threads are then used to produce wall mounted pieces, sculptures and installations.

At the gallery’s basement, one finds his canvas work, which refers to the Braille code. Each knot represents a letter or a word, thus creating a series of sentences, presenting a very personal form of language as ancient manuscript. Standing at the center of the gallery space, his “Melting Safety” installation, all long black strands, presents an imposing mass. Each knot is equally spaced from the other, creating a harmonic sequence.

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The gallery’s basement has been transformed into an ancient temple, from the artist’s second work. Twenty four Corinthian columns, created from back wool, stand out against the white backdrop and take on a three dimensional form. Their ethereal construction focuses on the absence of mass, which dominates the room.

Blind Adam was born in 1971 in Athens, where he lives and works. The knotting technique which is prevalent in his work, started in 2007 and is now a well-established and quite basic artistic practice. He has presented his work in individual shows at the Kunsthalle Athena (2013) and at the Suzy Tros Project Space in Athens (2012). He’s also taken part in group exhibitions, such as the “Hell as Pavillion”, which was curated by Nadia Argiropoulou at the Palais De Tokyo (2013), “The Art of this Century” at the Alex Milonas Museum in Athens (2011), “ASVOFF (A Shaded View of Fashion Film) festival” at the Centre Pompidou and Chagallesque at the Hydra School Projects in 2010.