Born 1979 Pennsylvania, Adrian Haak Jr. lives and works in London. Graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; and Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London.
Haak makes silverpoint drawings of found natural objects such as leaves or stones. The objects are often collected as personal markers or mementoes of a particular place or time. In addition to this personal, subjective significance, he researchs the archetypal and historical significance these items may bear. This often provides surprising insights into them, enriching and expanding their meaning. In the image, Haak frequently couples them with formal or iconic geometric elements as he reaches for a way to explore how ontological concerns may be embodied though these everyday objects.
His works are held in public and public collections in the United States, United Kingdom, Southeast Asia, and Europe.
Selected solo exhibitions include Adrian Haak – Silverpoint Drawings, Bethlehem, Philadelphia (2009); and Adrian Haak - Drawings, Lebanon Valley Council of the Arts, Lebanon, Philadelphia (2008). Selected group exhibitions include London Ultra, OXO Bargehouse, London (2018); Stables Gallery End of Year Group Show, Stables-in-Exile, London (2018); Tannery Group Show, Tannery Project Space, London (2017); Open Exhibition, More Riverside, London (2014); In Search of the Intentist, The Rag Factory, London (2011); Battle of Ideas, Royal College of Art, London (2011); 38th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Lebanon Valley College, Annville (2009); and 31st Annual Berks Art Alliance Juried Art Exhibition, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, Philadelphia (2008).
Haak's work was featured in The Power of Drawing, in PoetsandArtist Magazine Issue 59 (2014); and The Search for Intentist Art (2011).
Last updated: 28.04.2021