Auckland-based Richard Adams began exhibiting in 1982, abstract paintings in oil on paper or on canvas, finely balanced, often with the surface pared back, scraped away to reveal hidden layers.
Richard Adams was born in London in 1957, and worked in film in the 1970s and 1980s in New Zealand. After publishing a book of poems and etchings in 1979, he began exhibiting his paintings in 1982 in Wellington.
He has since exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Sydney, London, Dubai as well as around New Zealand in dealer galleries. He co-founded the jazz ensemble The Nairobi Trio – one of New Zealand’s most popular jazz groups which continues to tour this country and overseas on a hectic schedul
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