Adam Cullen | the artist




The artist Adam Cullen
Born 1965, Sydney, Australia.
Lives and works in Blue Mountains of New South Wales.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Archibald Prize,


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Early in his career, Adam Cullen became renowned as an enfant terrible in the Australian art world. He has never been afraid to skirt around danger in his aesthetics and his practice. He gained early fame in his art school days by dragging a rotting pigs head around chained to his ankle. He raised eyebrows by collaborating with the infamous Mark ‘Chopper’ Read for their children’s book, Hooky the Cripple. He was well established as a Sydney ‘grunge’ artist when he won the prestigious Archibald Prize for his portrait of actor David Wenham in 2000, raising hackles amongst the more conservative members of the Australian art world…
Adam Cullen, whose raw, often humorous, often shocking images of dead cats, headless women and punk men represent what he calls ‘Loserville’. Cullen’s graffiti-like style became nationally famous with his portrait of actor David Wenham in the film The Boys, loosely based on the Anita Coby murder…
ADAM CULLEN 2MIN CLIP
‘Nasty, tough, confronting – then intimate. There are numerous contradictions that exist in the prints of Adam Cullen separate from his works in other mediums. That’s what makes these prints, and Cullen’s collaboration with Michael Kempson, so remarkable…


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