Adam Fuss

Adam Fuss
*1961 in London; lives in New York City
In this age of computer-generated images, Adam Fuss astonishes us with the simplest of all photographic techniques: the photogram. Using, for the most part, large-format Cibachrome papers, he re-invents the process used by master-pioneers of photography such as William Henry Fox Talbot, László Moholy-Nagy and Man Ray. By using organic materials such as plants, flowers, even animal entrails, as well as smoke, lace, and the pendulum-swing of a light, he shifts the accent towards contemporary themes using a language of great beauty and precision. His work – on the boundaries between science and the image – is a fascinating and distinctive antidote to the so-called mainstream of the current art world. With images that address nature, energy, memory and longing in a wonderful, clear formal syntax, he seeks a place far removed from everyday life: to quote the title of his 1999 exhibition, Less of a Test than Earth.