The matrix of pleasure: Adam Halls

Overview

It started in Japan, the thematic series, most famously enacted in Hokusai’s 100 views of Mount Fuji. Looking at Adam Halls large needle-felt paintings we feel intense joy. Man and nature in genuine harmony - Halls has lived on his family farm all his life and his new work shows a richer language, a deeper spirituality

 

“Man lives from nature, nature is his body and he must contain a continuing dialogue with it if he is not to die” Hokusai

 

Claude Monet probably saw Hokusai’s prints before he painted his series of 15 views of a group of haystacks showing 15 varieties of light in different weathers at different times of day. In Monet’s stacks the colours glow from within the motif - these paintings had an effect on Halls, he recognised the passing of time and seasons, the eternal, the ephemeral. In his latest body of work comprising exuberant oil panels and accomplished multi layered chiffon, wool and silk embroideries, the viewer crouches in the midst of densely packed shrubbery and looks up through the trees with Adam - into the light

 
 
 ADAM HALLS WILL JOIN US IN THE GALLERY ON SATURDAY 10th FROM 1-4pm
Works
  • Adam Halls Evening Approaches, 2022 Needle felt painting made up of dyed scrim, chiffon, wool and silk with slim Ash frame 148 x 168 cm
    Adam Halls
    Evening Approaches, 2022
    Needle felt painting made up of dyed scrim, chiffon, wool and silk with slim Ash frame
    148 x 168 cm
    Adam Halls, Evening Approaches, 2022
    Sold
  • Adam Halls Beautiful Elly, 2023 Hand and machine stitch, hand-dyed fabrics with slim Ash frame 128 x 148 cm
    Adam Halls
    Beautiful Elly, 2023
    Hand and machine stitch, hand-dyed fabrics with slim Ash frame
    128 x 148 cm
    Adam Halls, Beautiful Elly, 2023
    £ 5,250.00
  • Adam Halls Rhododendron, 2022 Needle felt painting made up of dyed scrim, chiffon, wool and silk with slim Ash frame 148 x 185 cm
    Adam Halls
    Rhododendron, 2022
    Needle felt painting made up of dyed scrim, chiffon, wool and silk with slim Ash frame
    148 x 185 cm
    Adam Halls, Rhododendron, 2022
    Sold
  • Adam Halls, Pink Magnolia, 2022
    Adam Halls, Pink Magnolia, 2022
  • Adam Halls, Tree Tops, 2022
    Adam Halls, Tree Tops, 2022
  • Adam Halls, Marshmallow, 2022
    Adam Halls, Marshmallow, 2022
  • Adam Halls, Lanhydrock, 2022
    Adam Halls, Lanhydrock, 2022
  • Adam Halls, Magnolia Blooms, 2022
    Adam Halls, Magnolia Blooms, 2022
Installation Views