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Hunter Shaw Fine Art

Los Angeles

Adam de Boer, “Clifford Street Skaters,” 2022; Batik, crayon, and oil paint on linen, 60 x 48 inches

This suite of batik paintings showcase Adam de Boer’s blend of Indonesian crafts and Western oil painting. Engaging the art historical tradition of Genre Painting, de Boer depicts anonymous figures in fleeting scenes of city life. Showcasing the artist’s sophistication as a draftsman and colorist, the wide-angle compositions and saturated palette imbue these paintings with a highly cinematic quality, while their detached perspectives afford a documentary-like neutrality. This is the artist’s first exhibition of new work in the United States since receiving the 2021 Joan Mitchell Fellowship.