Tuesday, July 22, 2008


This is the first of many new posts which will be called "10 Last Questions". Basically 10 quick questions, a short Q & A if you will, with an artist. These questions are nothing special, just simple questions designed for you, the reader to get a better understanding of the artist we are profiling.
To start us off we have the young and dashing Mr. Adam Ball.
Adam has exhibited in galleries worldwide, winning accolades including the Becks Futures Film and Video Prize at the ICA, London. He has shown with Paul Kasmin in NY, Galerie Schuster in Germany and at The Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas.
Adam currently resides in London.

Q. When was the last time you were in your studio?
A. Today

Q. What was the last album you listened to?
A. I have been listening to the new album from Statik, featuring Pete Doherty, as I am currently working on the artwork for the album cover. Otherwise, Coldplay, Killers, Michael Jackson...

Q. What was the last film you saw?
A. 28 Weeks Later, which is a great film, followed by some films I never would have watched if I hadn't been trapped on a 10 hour flight.

Q. When were you last in a museum?
A. Last weekend. My studio is near the Tate Modern which I go to often, as its a great place to see contemporary art.

Q. The last restaurant you ate at?
A. My local Cafe. But I would recommend The Lobster Pot in London.
Q. Who was you last phone call to?
A. My girlfriend.

Q. When was the last time you got mad?
A. In the studio whenever I don't know what I am doing, (which is surprisingly often.)

Q. Last time you played sports?
A. Does watching count.

Q. Last time you didn't care?
A. Shortly after the second or third beer on a Friday evening.

Q. Last words?
A. I have recently joined a new gallery in Italy called Warehouse, where I will be exhibiting later this year.

You can check out more about Adam Ball and his work on his website here.


Alice said...

What a great artist to start the new '10 Last Questions' with. Just visited Adam's website - I absolutely love his work.

Anonymous said...

I've seen some of Adam's work before and I particularly love his second blue painting shown.

Anonymous said...

Adam Ball is a highly talented artist - one of the greatest artists of recent times I think.

I LOVE his work - his pieces have real impact.

I just wish I could afford to cover my walls in his work.

Definitely a rising star...

Yogchick said...

These paintings look to me like something you would see hanging on the wall of a dentist's office in the mid-70s. Sorry, that's just how I feel.

Anonymous said...

I think the 10 questions is such a good idea and you have opened with a nice artist too. I like his website.
Can't wait to see the next profile artist, keep it up, i like reading your blog.

Cross said...

After seeing the website portfolio...

Why are these paintings not silkscreen, and why are the 'works on paper' not laser-cut instead of hand cut? I worry when art that is handmade looks machine made. Makes it seem like the machines are using us rather than the other way around. But then I worry too much about art anyway.

And I like the "White Noise" one.

Anonymous said...

10 last questions is a great concept and i like Adam's work.
Who will be next?

Anonymous said...

10 Last questions is a great idea, will it just be for emerging artist or will you guys have established artists as well. It would be great for a Damien Hirst 10 questions. Again, great idea!

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Anonymous said...

Love his work....he's cute too