Adam Frezza
Artist Statement 2008


My art plays with the idea of integrating physical and ethereal substance.  Loopholes in science, religion, and reality allow me to make magical art, describing new potentials for our experienced actuality.  Through corporeal and visual means I intend to illuminate invisible forces that cosmically forge certain tangible substances into our contemporary society; also, highlighting how these seemingly elemental substances have endured a turbulent, biased, and manufactured history.

Conceptually, I focus on the dichotomy between holy and depraved matter.  My body of work is a fight for the sanctity of things that are generally considered useless; the stuff that is universally erased or removed once it comes into existence, or after it has served its utilitarian purpose.  I want to reinvestigate the function of substance as a tool for growth and enlightenment.