Hybrids of painting and sculpture, Justin Adian’s sexy and adventurous wall-mounted works recall the poured polyurethane pieces of Lynda Benglis, the abstract foam sculptures of John Chamberlain, and the shaped paintings of Ellsworth Kelly. Each of Adian’s voluptuous works is composed of organic, “puffy” forms that are glossy and reflective, in colors ranging from pastel pinks and blues to deep blacks and reds. They meet, stack, intersect, cling, overlap, or cozy up. Their touch is awkward, yet sensual and fun-loving, like lovers fumbling around in bed, legs in the wrong place, kisses missed.

Justin Adian Rubble, 2019 Oil enamel on canvas and felt 46 x 28 x 2 in (116.8 x 71.1 x 6.3 cm)
Justin Adian Rubble, 2019 Oil enamel on canvas and felt 46 x 28 x 2 in (116.8 x 71.1 x 6.3 cm)
Justin Adian Powder Puff, 2019 Oil enamel on canvas and felt 32 x 20 x 3 in (81.2 x 50.8 x 7.6 cm)
Justin Adian Powder Puff, 2019 Oil enamel on canvas and felt 32 x 20 x 3 in (81.2 x 50.8 x 7.6 cm)
Justin Adian Conjoined, 2019 Oil enamel on canvas and felt 20 x 28 x 3 in (50.8 x 71.1 x 7.6 cm)
Justin Adian Conjoined, 2019 Oil enamel on canvas and felt 20 x 28 x 3 in (50.8 x 71.1 x 7.6 cm)
Justin Adian Conjoined, 2019 Oil enamel on canvas and felt 20 x 28 x 3 in (50.8 x 71.1 x 7.6 cm)