Adam Speaks artist - Chris Alton

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Chris Alton - Artist

We have chosen our artist for the Adam Speaks project, he is Chris Alton. Chris is really looking forward to working with Hew Locke.

photo of artist Chris Alton
" Being mentored by Hew Locke is an exciting prospect."
- Chris Alton

Chris Alton, from Croydon, is a multidisciplinary artist, whose practice brings together distant, yet connected cultural phenomena. Whether deploying disco music against fascism or playing table tennis in competition with aggressive architecture, he utilises seemingly incongruous juxtapositions to address the multi-layered nature of prevailing social and political conditions.

Working across a range of media, such as; pseudo-documentary flm, live events, online interventions and open source games, Alton's practice shifts and adapts, reacting to context-specifc stimuli. His projects are humorous and playful, frequently seeking to interrogate the power structures that shape our world.

" The work of Robert Adam offers a contextually rich cultural-vein, ripe for excavation. As an early pioneer of the Neoclassical style, Adam has been a highly influential figure in the shaping of notions of Britishness, via his work as an architect and designer. Throughout my practice, I have sought to ask the question, 'how do our spaces and symbols shape who we are and what is possible?' This question is particularly pertinent, in relation to Adam and Neoclassicism, as they are woven into the very fabric of contemporary visual culture."
- Chris Alton