Monday, 17 October 2016


Acrylic and ink on board. [40 x 30 cm]

The second in a new series of paintings. A strange hypnotic flow of free association.


Friday, 16 September 2016


Acrylic, ink and spray paint on board. [40 x 30 cm]

New work / odd face.

This is the first painting I have finished after moving in to my new studio. It took some time to set up my work-space, but I am really feeling at home there now. After finishing this first piece I look forward to building a new series, upon such a foundation.


Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Unknown Potential

Acrylic, ink, coloured pencil and marker pen on binder board.

These studies continue from drawings that were focused on thinking about patterned coloured grounds and utilize a known technique working with marker pens.

Starting the pattern with a straight line at the top, moving down line by line and alternating through a series of colours repeatedly. As the pattern progresses the lines begin to form natural waves as your hand wobbles tracing the previous line across the surface.

The results of placing two knowns together produce an offspring rich with unknown potentials.


Friday, 1 July 2016

Test Patterns

Digital vector graphics with colour ramp.

These patterns are digital experiments that continue from drawings previously made with coloured pencil. Here the focus is on whole shapes or negative spaces, while looking at how they interact and overlap. Static images that stand still like television test cards, used to assist viewers in the calibration of their TV set.

Sustaining this work has altered my understanding of composition, within the restrictions of the isometric geometry, and I continue with the intention that these techniques will be applied to painting.


Monday, 27 June 2016

Fixed Air

Fixed Air, 2015 (Acrylic and ink on board). [115x60cm]

This was the final painting I made during my MFA, and was shown in the graduate exhibition held in December 2015 at the SCA galleries. Utilizing the vocabulary developed during my studio research, I feel this painting is the culmination of everything I learned. 


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

La Boîte-en-téléphone

8.0 Mpx iPhoneography.

I always liked the idea of Marcel Duchamp's La Boîte-en-valise (Box in a Suitcase), a leather suitcase containing miniature replicas and photographic reproductions of his work. This portable miniature gallery, including sixty-nine reproductions of the artist's own work is perhaps today analogous to an online gallery, website or Instagram account.

Outside of the function of an omnipresent portfolio of work, I am particularly interested in Instagram as an accumulating series of photographs that reflect unconscious sensibilities of colour, form and subject matter back at me. When looking at these miniature tiles in totality, apophenic connexions become visible.

The ongoing nature of the account provides an impetus to look and consider my environment in new ways. While adding more images gives a greater total picture to discern, and reveals further qualities that would possibly remain hidden without the aid of this technology.

Visit Instagram @adriandegiorgio for all images.


Thursday, 7 April 2016


Acrylic and ink on canvas, 110 x 88 cm (approx).

This is my first painting of the year, and my first work on canvas for many years. I had previously turned away from canvas in the search for pure hard edges.

Working on canvas requires a different approach, but I was still able to utilize knowledge gained from my previous work on board. The canvas facilitated a new desire for an in-between state of soft/hard edge, where the hard edge bleeds into soft edge as you approach it.

Different to all others, an impostor among it's peers. This is the result of changing conditions. An adaptation was needed, and this has arrived to fill the nothingness.