Over the years, Adam Fung has explored the natural world through paintings of icebergs, landscapes, and the cosmos. He may be best known for his hyper realistic style, though at times his works contain geometric designs and abstraction, with some pieces including a combination of the two styles.
A new body of work by the Fort Worth-based artist recently debuted at Cufflink Art, a gallery located in the city’s Near Southside neighborhood. Stepping into the exhibition is like stepping into a parallel universe of Fung’s design. Familiar elements of past works are present like the undulating waters of the Arctic Ocean, lone icebergs at sea, and celestial bodies hanging in the vibrant sky.
Some unexpected imagery includes fire-red skies, trees hanging from cliffs with their roots exposed, and cloaked figures appearing in a landscape and staring eerily at the viewer, looking as if they’re wearing a childhood DIY ghost costume. An investigation of both the effects of our changing climate and digital realms’ focus on oversaturation and intensification of imagery, this new body of work is at once captivating and haunting.
Adam Fung: possible magic is on view from March 26 – May 21, 2022 at Cufflink Art.