AdamLewczuk AKA 085c3n3
Lewczuk is an Australian visual artist based in Brisbane. Lewczuk holds a Bachelor of Illustration from Queensland College of Art (1994), a Bachelor of Communication, Art & Design and Social Science from University of the Sunshine Coast (1999) and has also completed Post Graduate Studies in Human Services at Queensland University of Technology (2002).
Lewczuk’s practice focuses on the application of aerosol stencils, paste-ups, stickers, large-scale projections and zine making. He has also produced major works for public art projects throughout the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Sydney, and was recently commissioned by the State Library of Queensland to produce a work for the State collection.
His work delves into 70’s nostalgia, tracing elements of a childhood where Frankenstein’s Monster, Star Wars, Glam Music, Punk Rock, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Home Tiki Bars and Holden Muscle Cars culminate to become cornerstones of his unique visual style.
In addition to the evident pop culture iconography, his works also reveal a low-fi ‘authenticity’ in terms of creative process.
Lewczuk has exhibited extensively across Australia at a state and national level including a number of key institutions and galleries, some of which include:
Freedom then freedom now' State Library of Queensland, Philip Bacon Gallery (2017), ‘Stencil Art Prize: finalist exhibition (2011, 2015, 2016'and 2017), 'Bait" 88 gallery, Brisbane (2016) ‘_Frank’ - Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne (2015), Sydney. ‘Paste Modernism 4’ aMBUSH Gallery, Sydney (2015), ‘Mugshots’ Jungle Bar, Brisbane (2015), ‘Outpost: Art from the Streets’ - Cockatoo Island, Sydney (2011), ‘Melbourne Street Art Festival: Finalist Exhibition’ - Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne (2009), ‘Urban Scrawl’ Caloundra Regional Gallery, Sunshine Coast (2008). Several adhesive works were added to ‘Space Invaders: Australian Street Art’ curated by the National Gallery of Australia in 2011.
Lewczuk also curates quarterly Arts publication Blank Canvas with circulation throughout Australia, Europe and North America. His work has been published in Clouded Thoughts magazine (2011) and West End Street Art (2009) , in 2004 his book, Joystick- Reflections and Directions: Strengthening Art Projects between Community Agencies and the Department of Communities was published by the Queensland Government and in 2013 he released a self-published Anthology entitled ‘2 Decades of Obscene- 20 years of Zine making).