Surface, Substance, Dreams

Is what we consume – literally and figuratively – healthy? This series focuses on the distractions and standards placed upon society through pervasive consumer culture. I ask how collective values are shaped by what we are sold, and what we buy.

Bright, familiar objects are enlarged, stripped of context, and made unavoidable. The subject is elevated to a meditative icon, a fractured reflective remnant of empty consumption. What was formerly worthless is revalued through the artistic alchemy of the painted surface.

Surface, Substance, Dreams

Surface. (studies)

Substance. (studies)

Dreams. (studies)


All images (c) 2012 – 2017 by adam Leveille.  Please don’t use my work without asking permission.