“There’s sort of a line between engineering a song like it’s a piece of artwork you’re trying to make, versus making it a vomitus confessional. I’m just employing the same techniques anyone would use in meeting a new friend or something. There’s an element of withholding information, but it’s not malicious. It’s almost like maybe you can compare it to seducing somebody.”
Adam Green (Mount Kisco - USA , 1981) is a musician, painter, sculptor and film director. He dropped out of college to follow his dream of making music and formed the group “The Moldy Peaches” with his friend Kimya Dawson.
After the breakup of the band in 2002 he started his solo career publishing various albums, but in 2010 he took a break from music in order to focus on his job as both an artist and a director, even though later he came back in the music field for a collaboration.
In 2005, Green entered the professional art world with his exhibition of a series of drawings entitled "Animal Dreams" at the Loyal Gallery of Stockholm. Green's art exhibition "Teen Tech" was displayed at New York's Morrison Hotel Gallery in 2010 and consisted of plaster sculptures, watercolour and acrylic large-scale paintings, drawings, collages, papier-mâché and mixed-material works.
He also formed an art collective named "3MB" with Macaulay Culkin and Toby Goodshank. Their first exhibition, “Leisure Inferno”, opened at Le Poisson Rouge Gallery in October 2012. His most recent show was at The Hole Gallery for his show "Hot Chicks".
In 2011 he shot the movie “The Wrong Ferrari” in which drama, comedy, video game, fantasy and the psychedelic are mixed together. In 2016 he finished filming the movie “Adam Green’s Aladdin”, a modern, psychedelic and visionary reinterpretation of Aladdin, the famous fairytale from One Thousand And One Nights.
Adam Green and Friends - Hot Chicks, The Hole NYC, New York City, NY, United States
Adam Green - A Land Recombined, Raimund Deininger Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Adam Green - Medieval Businessmen, Loyal, Malmö, Sweden
Adam Green, Houseface, The Hole NYC, New York City, NY, United States
Adam Green - Cartoon And Complaint, Pioneer Works - Center for Arts, New York City, NY United States
Paperworks+ III, NBB Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Applied Anxiety, Allouche Benias, Athens, Greece
The Shoo Sho, Anton Kern Gallery - Window, New York City, NY United States
by Davide Raffaelli