depictions of the real world, Bernhard Adams is a German artist who focuses on
abstract art, creating captivating paintings. Everything in his imagery is
about paint, the surface of the canvas, and his body movement. The artist
develops his works by “studying the night sky and all the stories that mankind
has projected into it.” Originally a law student, Adams realized that art is
not just a pastime for him and quit after a year. He then started his studies
in Media and Culture Science and began to express himself visually through
photography. It was during these studies that he started painting, finding in
it all the little things photography couldn’t provide for him – movement,
directness, tactile feeling, etc. In 2018, the artist completed his Master’s
degree in painting from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, the class of Katharina Grosse.
Born in Cologne, Bernhard Adams lives and works in Wuppertal.