Noud Adams (born in 1958 in LEENDE). “Fixing the simplicity of an object
in a vulnerable manner”. He enjoyed a broad five-year basic education at
the Academy for “Schone Kunsten Arendonck” in Belgium. During this
period he became fascinated by modern realism. After his education he
started specialising in the detailed figures and the technical skills
necessary for this. He tries to combine the simple compositions of the
still lives of the Italian Giorgio Morandi, the techniques of the old
Masters, with modern style and today’s perceptible world. Together these
are the elements of a unique and fully natural interpretation of modern
His constant theme is still life. The everyday objects are painted
in a natural way in a modern style. The composition combined with the
material and the way he lets the light come in and do its magnificent
work form an important aspect. Thus he creates a peaceful scene.
Generally speaking the objects painted consist of natural products like
all sorts of fruit but also utensils and glass. With all these objects
the form plays an important part. All the objects painted plus the
surroundings have a relationship, because they are influenced by each
other. This happens by reflections of the objects and the surroundings.
The number of given objects together with the colour are kept limited.
The background together with the surroundings are generally kept vague
and even as far as the colour is concerned.
One of the most important aspects of the composition of his work is
the light angle. This usually makes the light soft and dimmed and causes
the light to settle across the whole composition, creating a soft shadow
of the objects there. These aspects are fixed in the painting by
painting thin layers of paint. This creates a clear, transparant,
realistic picture in which the objects radiate energy. The whole of all
these things makes the painting peacefully radiant. Noud Adams’ quest
for an ever better way of fixing a still life goes on and this will keep
his work of art innovative.