Adam McEwen is active/lives in New York, California / England. Adam McEwen is known for monochromatic death themed paintings, mixed media, graphite.
Biography Adam McEwen
Executed in 2012, Untitled is an
archetypal example of British-born, New York based artist Adam McEwen's graphite works. Cast from blocks of machine-chiseled graphite,
the recognizable form of an ordinary metal shuttered gate takes on an
entirely new identity, becoming both aesthetically and conceptually
significant. Rendered entirely in dense, dark grey carbon, every detail
of this specifically designed object has been faithfully recreated,
while the very purpose of its existence, its working function, has been
immobilized. Replicated in its original size and installed in such a way
that it is experienced in as life-like way as possible, McEwen's
radical treatment of an everyday object, habitual
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