Tom Adair

Lives and works in Melbourne

Artist's CV

"Airbush is like a refined form of graffiti, I have adapted this into something familiar yet new. For me it's the layering of neon and specialist framing that really gives a quality and brings my pieces to life."

Born in Melbourne in the eighties and immersed in graffiti subculture, Adair's refined exploration of medium, is a clear progression from an adolescence spent spraying walls with pressurised paint. The picture perfect homes dotted across flat dibond surfaces are a personal response to the illusion of the idyllic family home through the means of architecture influenced by a professional career focused around design and interiors.

Viewed from afar, the works appear as monochromatic colour images from the mid-century architecture era. Adair engages many processes while producing the romantic pieces, first documenting the dwellings using photography and digitally creating halftone renderings before spending countless hours meticulously airbrushing the works by hand.

The addition of hand bent neon lights are used to accent each structure and invite the viewer closer to a more intimate level where the swirling electricity and softness of the airbrush can be appreciated on a more personal level.

\ Artworks

802 Canyon

2019 \ Airbrush polymer and matte varnish on dibond, Oak frame \ 200 x 296cm (Each panel 200 x 143cm)

SOLD

Desert Los Vista

2019 \ Airbrush acrylic polymer and neon on dibond, acrylic frame \ 120 x 180cm

SOLD

Gwynne St

2018 \ Airbrush acrylic polymer and neon on dibond, acrylic frame \ 110 x 170cm

SOLD

House of Tomorrow

2019 \ Airbrush acrylic polymer and neon on dibond, acrylic frame \ 115 x 160cm

SOLD

Private Oasis

2019 \ Airbrush acrylic polymer and neon on dibord, acrylic frame \ 115 x 160cm

SOLD

Swiss Miss

2019 \ Airbrush acrylic polymer and neon on dibond, acrylic frame \ 120 180cm

SOLD

\ Exhibitions featuring Tom Adair

SPRING SHOW

Group Exhibition

10 September — 15 September 2019

BAMBI and Tom Adair

Tom Adair & Bambi

21 March — 30 March 2019

Contact Us

to find out more about Tom Adair.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm Saturday