Crowd (version B)

WAG 2013.1


'The composition [for Crowd (version B)] derives from a photograph taken in Russia about the time of the Russian Revolution. I started working with old photographs of crowds in 2003 and have painted and drawn different crowds ever since. I wanted to think about the point where a recognisable image becomes unrecognisable, where the figurative becomes abstract. Crowds are composed of individual figures but when those figures are fragmented by overlapping or reduced in size to specks then we see the groups as both single figures gathered and unreadable patterns.' Alexander Adams, 2012.