Adam Sorensen: Places

Adam Sorensen, Catagonia, 2017

Adam Sorensen: Places

PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR - Nov 1-Dec 23

by Allyn Cantor

Sorensen’s paintings draw inspiration from many sources, his signature reinvention of a graphic landscape world references television and pop-culture, traditional Japanese woodblock prints, the Hudson River School and animation aesthetics that inform the cartoon-like sensibility of his rounded forms and dreamy colors. His stylized compositions are richly rendered and have utopian leanings rooted in landscape, often using grounding elements of land, water, and mountains reminiscent of pristine natural environments. His paintings carry both a sense of artificial reality and majestic fantasy.

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