Adam Knapper, Unravel, 2010, acrylic on canvas, State Trustees Connected Collection
Imaginarium: Works by Adam Knapper
9 January–16 May 2014
Adam Knapper challenges the convention of categorisation both as an artist and in relation to his history of mental illness. Imaginarium gives precedence to the unique and subjective vision of this artist, and aims to question the relevance of knowing Knapper’s diagnosis in understanding his art.
Spanning the last twenty-five years, Knapper’s body of work includes painting, illustration and street art and he has drawn inspiration from a broad range sources including Surrealism, Pop Art, music and film. This exhibition invites viewers to be guided by their imagination, reflecting Knapper’s desire to create a whimsical playground of intersecting ideas and motifs.
Imaginarium is the third in The Dax Centre’s program of solo exhibitions, which brings focus to the work of certain artists whose practice raises issues of particular significance within the field of art and mental health.