Adam Hisham Ismail

Adam Hisham Ismail is a Western Australian based sculpture artist. He has been active for twelve years, having exhibited in multiple group and solo shows and has received first place awards at several city council art awards including Town of Victoria Park. He has created a variety of commercial and private commissions including works which sit in the Liz and Lloyd Horn Collection. His work features mixed materials, dealing heavily with dreams, allegory and thematic symbology.

Through a sort of allegory in which abstract ideas and dreams are personified, he endeavours to re-contextualise these concepts so that they might read as foreign bodies; strange or alien, yet possessing a likeness or odd and sometimes uneasy familiarity. Ismail aims to pull together a series of elements, sentiments and parallels as pragmatically and decisively as possible without being too officious; leaving the window of speculation and irony wide open.

Primarily using woods, he shapes the scaffolding of the dream, using found objects and dismantled machine parts as transplanted life support organs. Finer features, membranes and skins are formed with paints and glazes before dealing with the heart of the beast. Assemblage is a major driving method in these works where the desired primary outcome is for a new organism - a ‘gathering’, a somewhat ‘Frankenstein’ approach...

His most recent work presents as a kind of dysfunctional totemic suite - interrogating the nature of obsolete beauty in design and form where aesthetics are disrupted, subverted and reconstituted. Process in tension with Product.

Adam Hisham Ismail

Curriculum Vitae

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Exhibitions

Artworks

ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - Addendum 1 ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - Addendum 1
$900
ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - Addendum 2 ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - Addendum 2
$900
ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - Becoming the weather inside ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - Becoming the weather inside
$900
ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - Eating the seeds of the apple ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - Eating the seeds of the apple
$900
ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - Everything's broken up and dances ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - Everything's broken up and dances
$900
ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - In the belly of the empty night ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - In the belly of the empty night
$900
ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - It will shock you how much this never happened ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - It will shock you how much this never happened
$900
ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - The new wilderness ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - The new wilderness
$900
ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - The one eyed man is king ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - The one eyed man is king
$900
ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - The past inside the present ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - The past inside the present
$900
ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - There used to be two ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - There used to be two
$900
ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - They fly apart like leaves ADAM HISHAM ISMAIL - They fly apart like leaves
$900

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