Image rights: Courtesy La Patinoire Royale, Brussels
La Résistance des images, curated by Jean-Jacques Aillagon, April 2014 - Septembre 2015, La Patinoire Royale, Brussels
La Résistance des images, exhibition catalogue with texts by Jean-Jacques Aillagon and Roxana Azimi, La Patinoire Royale Editions, 2014, Brussels, p. 24
About Valerio Adami
Valerio Adami is internationally recognized for his seductively rich, psychologically complex paintings, through which he wryly examines Western civilization and modern society. He draws heavily upon the visual idioms of Pop Art, with its cartoonish imagery, flatness, and eye-popping colors. Though they lack visual depth, Adami’s works are layered with meanings; he uses potent imagery to symbolize specific themes, painting a lake to represent the subconscious or a woman in a boat to refer to the passage of life.
Italian, b. 1935, Bologna, Italy, based in Paris, France