Paintings by Adam Lister

Born in 1978, Adam Lister lives and works in Beacon, New York. A graduate of The School of Visual Arts, Lister is a visual artist whose work consists of geometric interpretations of iconic imagery and pop culture references. Lister has exhibited his artwork in numerous galleries throughout the world, while also collaborating with streetwear brands, athletic companies, and other artists.


Lister breaks down classic images to their most elemental forms by combining the deconstructed and minimal aesthetic of pixelated graphics with the transparency of watercolor paint and the flatness of acrylic paint. The artist explores the relationship of nostalgia and mathematics, taking on subjects that hold a collective familiarity and reducing them to flat cubist-like compositions. The process deals with taking a memory of an image, and highlighting its complexity and simplicity at the same time. These paintings are influenced by geometric thinking and a desire to capture the briefness of a mental picture. Lister’s curiosity surrounding visual perception and spatial arrangement plays with the way that he describes each image with a specific level of clarity.

Artwork

The Starry Night by Adam Lister
The Starry Night by Adam Lister
Mona Lisa by Adam Lister
Mona Lisa by Adam Lister
Vermeer's The Concert by Adam Lister
Vermeer’s The Concert by Adam Lister
Vermeer’s The Concert by Adam Lister
Van Gogh’s Wheat Field with Cypresses by Adam Lister
Van Gogh’s Wheat Field with Cypresses by Adam Lister
Picasso’s Maya with her Doll by Adam Lister
Picasso’s Maya with her Doll by Adam Lister
Picasso’s Girl in Chair by Adam Lister
Picasso’s Girl in Chair by Adam Lister
Monarch by Adam Lister
Monarch by Adam Lister
Dutch Masters by Adam Lister
Dutch Masters by Adam Lister
Ambassadors by Adam Lister
Ambassadors by Adam Lister
Candyland by Adam Lister
Candyland by Adam Lister
Dollar Bill by Adam Lister
Dollar Bill by Adam Lister
Lisa and Milhouse by Adam Lister
Lisa and Milhouse by Adam Lister
Tie Fighter by Adam Lister
Tie Fighter by Adam Lister
Imperial Guard by Adam Lister
Imperial Guard by Adam Lister
The Emperor by Adam Lister
The Emperor by Adam Lister
Wrestlemania 3 by Adam Lister
Wrestlemania 3 by Adam Lister
Living Room in Arles (after Van Gogh) by Adam Lister
Living Room in Arles (after Van Gogh) by Adam Lister
Garden of Earthly Delights (by Bosch) by Adam Lister
Garden of Earthly Delights (by Bosch) by Adam Lister
Creation of Adam (by Michelangelo) by Adam Lister
Creation of Adam (by Michelangelo) by Adam Lister
Starry Night (After Van Gogh) by Adam Lister
Starry Night (After Van Gogh) by Adam Lister
Sunflowers Blue (After Van Gogh) by Adam Lister
Sunflowers Blue (After Van Gogh) by Adam Lister
Syndics of the Draper's Guild (after Rembrandt) by Adam Lister
Syndics of the Draper’s Guild (after Rembrandt) by Adam Lister
Syndics of the Draper’s Guild (after Rembrandt) by Adam Lister
Girl With a Pearl Earring (after Vermeer) by Adam Lister
Girl With a Pearl Earring (after Vermeer) by Adam Lister
Van Gogh Sunflowers (Yellow) by Adam Lister
Van Gogh Sunflowers (Yellow) by Adam Lister
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Adam Lister
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (after Klimt) by Adam Lister
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (after Klimt) by Adam Lister
Gulf Stream by Adam Lister
Gulf Stream (after Homer) by Adam Lister
Gulf Stream (after Homer) by Adam Lister
The Sleepers (after Courbet) by Adam Lister
The Sleepers (after Courbet) by Adam Lister
Origin of the World (after Courbet) by Adam Lister
Origin of the World (after Courbet) by Adam Lister
Marilyn (after Warhol) by Adam Lister
Marilyn (after Warhol) by Adam Lister
Leda and The Swan (after Da Vinci) by Adam Lister
Leda and The Swan (after Da Vinci) by Adam Lister
Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog by Adam Lister
Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog by Adam Lister
Van Gogh Skull with Cigarette by Adam Lister
Van Gogh Skull with Cigarette by Adam Lister
Holy Family by Adam Lister
Holy Family by Adam Lister
Statue of David (after Michelangelo) by Adam Lister
Statue of David by Adam Lister
Statue of David by Adam Lister
Bart Simpson by Adam Lister
Bart Simpson by Adam Lister
Cezanne Still-life by Adam Lister
Cezanne Still-life by Adam Lister
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Adam Lister
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Adam Lister
Syndics of the Drapers’ Guild (Dutch Masters) by Adam Lister
Syndics of the Drapers’ Guild (Dutch Masters) by Adam Lister
Ophelia by Adam Lister
Ophelia by Adam Lister
Olympia by Adam Lister
Olympia by Adam Lister
Venus of Urbino by Adam Lister
Venus of Urbino by Adam Lister
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by Adam Lister
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon by Adam Lister
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon by Adam Lister
The Arnolfini Portrait by Adam Lister
The Arnolfini Portrait by Adam Lister
La Grande Odalisque by Adam Lister
La Grande Odalisque by Adam Lister
Vase with Twelve Sunflowers by Adam Lister
Vase with Twelve Sunflowers by Adam Lister
The Son of Man by Adam Lister
The Son of Man by Adam Lister