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Meet Adam Caldwell

Today we’d like to introduce you to Adam Caldwell.

Hi Adam, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I began my art career after school as a storyboard artist and worked for television and corporate clients, I found after a while that I was just illustrating other people’s ideas and started painting on the side. I was afraid of putting my work in front of the public and spent years working alone in my studio. After my father died, I had a sort of breakdown and realized that I needed to really try to become an artist. I began showing at galleries with much younger artists and slowly gained momentum and now I show at Thinkspace Gallery in LA and other spots around the world.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
My lack of confidence has always been my main obstacle. I was also taught in school that an artist must constantly strive to grow and change so my work demonstrates that. I experiment a lot and although the changes happen slowly and organically, my paintings from five years ago look very different from what I do now. Most very successful artists have a very uniform style that doesn’t change much and this becomes a brand and is easy to sell. I don’t do that and have a harder time marketing myself.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I paint very complex oil paintings that deal with themes from history, philosophy, and politics. They are collage-like and require real commitment to look at. They are not designed as decorations for someone’s house.

Where do you see things going in the next 5-10 years?
After Covid, the whole art industry has been trying to figure out how to respond. I think people are sick of looking at and buying online. I hope for a resurgence of the local gallery and a thriving community.

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