• Lot 08. Adam Handler
  • Lot 08. Adam Handler

Lot 08. Adam Handler

Title: Little Stinker Girl in Spring, 2024

Rarity: Unique

Size: 60 x 40 cm

Materials: Oil stick and pencil on recycled plastic panel

Name: Adam Handler

Nationality: American

b. 1986

Adam Handler (1986) was born in NYC and grew up on Long Island, New York. As a young child and adolescent, he spent countless hours at his grandparents framing factory in Brooklyn. There, his passion for the arts grew and it became inevitable that he too would discover the many possibilities of art. Handler studied Classical Life Drawing in Italy and went on to graduate from Purchase College with a degree in Art History. He has also studied Craft Design, Art Restoration, Sculpture and printing color photography with Debra Mesa-Pelly.

Curator Janet Lehr states about Handler’s work: His characters are reduced to puristic shapes and textures reminiscent of uninhibited adolescence. However, echoing a similar sophistication to Willem de Kooning’s figures, Handler competently and intriguingly allows figure and background to integrate at moments. This compositional choice is particularly inspiring for introspection. His technical expression in stroke resonates in his color palette. He skillfully builds a pointedly dynamic atmosphere within the canvas utilizing an impressive range of hues. Some pieces focus in rich, deep colors and others whose find resonance in pastels to further internal conversation. 

Handler has mounted major solo exhibitions globally. His work has also been shown extensively at major art fairs which include Art New York, Art Taipei, Art021, DNA Shenzhen, Jing Art Fair, Artelli, KIAF and the Armory Fair NY. In more recent years, Handler’s works have been sold through Sothebys, Christies and Phillips. 

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UK: £80.00
Europe: £120.00
Rest of world: £140.00

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