Art 'n' Stuff

This is where all things, in all the kinds of art, will be kept. A rambling blog of someone wandering around the art world.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Adam Wallacavage

 Adam Wallacavage is a phenomenal artist of many talents. Adam sculpts, does photography, and interior design. His most known work is his ongoing series of octopus chandeliers. Each one is a beautiful array of color and light. Each chandelier is unique, and they run from smaller wall pieces, such as the one pictured on the left, or very large ceiling mounted monsters. 

Adam has stated that one of his main influences was Charles Addams, whom created The Adams Family. Because of this influence, he has used his interior design skills and renovated his home with elaborately themed rooms. Some containing huge molding, which compliments the style of his chandeliers.

Adam's photography ranges from portraiture, stunts, jokes, novelty items, and more. He has a book titled Monsters Size Monsters, which he compiled and in it showcases his ability to photograph anything, in a style that is all his own.

He has artwork showing right now at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York.

One of the main reasons I completely love Adam's work is his amazing imagination. In the art world today there are a lot of pieces that are very conceptual, or just shapes and bland colors, which is all very well. Yet, Adam's art stands out against all contemporary art and, it still stands out brilliantly. His technique, craft, and multiple talents make him one of my very favorites of contemporary artists.

Adam has done an interview with SWINDLE magazine, Back Talk with Juxtapoz magazine, and here is another Juxtapoz exert interview from the April 2007 issue. Adam has a Blog, which he updates frequently with photographs, and random bits of his own experiences. All of these I strongly recommend taking a look at!

 So here I will leave you, to hopefully look into Adam Wallcavage's art work if you haven't already, and be as inspired and impressed as I am in his amazing pieces and talents!


  1. AMAZING! I love those pictures, and how art is different in everyone's eyes. Great post!

  2. I must say I love the look of those chandeliers. That is something I would love to see as a bizarre piece of interior decor. I am inspired and impressed as well by these pieces.

  3. Wow these chandeliers are so cool! They are also very inspiring. I would love to have one in my house. And they definitely remind me of the Adams Family , especially the very first one. It is interesting to see where everyone gets their inspiration from. Who would have thought the Adams Family would inspire such beautiful art?

  4. These are awesome! I would so have these in my house! Along with Nemo's kinetic squid sculpture!