However weak, flawed, evil or unfashionable, the artist – and we must remember that every person (including us) is the product of our era and culture - tells us a truth about ourselves that we may not wish to acknowledge.

Alexander Adams

About the Artist

Alexander Adams is an artist, critic and poet, based in the UK. He has exhibited extensively, with his art in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the National Museum of Wales, Northampton Museum, the Walker Art Gallery and numerous other museums worldwide. He has also published art criticism in books and the press, as well as many books of poetry.

  • "Alexander Adams: Defaced", Galerie Bischoff, Berlin, August-September 2010

    A solo exhibition at Galerie Bischoff, Berlin, in the summer of 2010, featuring all new works.

  • "Alexander Adams and Portraiture", Bodelwyddan Castle, 2013-4

    Large solo exhibition held in Bodelwyddan Castle featuring portraits and works related to portraits, from the 1990s to 2013.

  • Knut Hamsun: “Growth of the Soil”

    My review of the republication of Knut Hamsun’s seminal novelGrowth of the Soil(1917) is a chance for readers to reacquaint themselves with this great work or read it for the first time.

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  • I’m no Old Master, nor are you

    My journal entry:
    When I was in my late teens and early twenties, I had an idea of my ideal home. It would be – if a country house with hillside views were not available – a place in Chester.

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