Toronto based artist Adam Macciocchi Lancia classifies himself as having bad eyesight. Not just an inner feeling, this is serious business as eye doctors all agree that he suffers with cracked and detached retinas in both eyes. Never the less, Adam manages to create absolutely blinding artwork proving that nothing is beyond the reach of this man. Currently on display at The Local Gallery (Toronto), and with a massive Instagram following, we're all just awestruck with the quality. Considering that Adam experiences a constant strobing effect even when his eyes are closed, it's amazing he has the patience and wherewithal to produce such stunning pictures.
When Adam's eyesight failed in 2007, it didn't look good. The gradual onset of blindness meant that Adam had to undergo tests and procedures to discover the cause and any possible cure. The retinas were reattached to his great relief however the fact that light enters his eyes at the wrong speed can't be altered. This is why he is constantly bombarded with the flickering strobe effect as light struggles to make its way through his optical sensors.
With the support of his friends and family and a great attitude, Adam Macciocchi Lancia now can proudly call himself a highly successful artist. His parents bought him paints at a very young age as something to entertain himself with. This became a love for art over the next few years which gradually blossomed into the amazing skill we see today. When he was just seven yeas old, the city of Toronto acknowledged his clear ability and granted him access to the Young Artist's Incubator. This set him up to further his study at university when the time came.
His fantasy and interpersonal scenes really strike as potent and vivid images. It's easy to imagine how the strong contrasts in composition within the individual works serve to help Adam define place and flow despite his obstacles to clarity. An almost escapist thematic can be felt in the visual journeys that depict people and places with abstract textures that produce another layer of metaphor within the larger whole. Like layers of exploration, we can take our time to fully explore the nuance and timbre of each work and be drawn right in.
Why not pay a visit to Adam's website and see what else he has made. Visit here.
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Via Daily Hive
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